Soon to be chicken mom! Help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by stephross, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. stephross

    stephross Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! I noticed today that one of the eggs that my hen is keeping warm had movement and chirping! When placed near my ear I hear light tapping! How long should I wait for pipping to start? And how can I make sure it's alright? Our first baby chick needed no help And was born overnight so I am clueless,need to mention the shell is a bit thincker than normal eggs [​IMG]
     
  2. kada6305

    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It could be anywhere from 4-24 hours until they externally pip. They will pip after they run out of air.
     
  3. stephross

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    Thank you! This allows me to be more calm! Will monitor constantly nonetheless! [​IMG]
     
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    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would leave it alone. It knows what to do :) I bet you have piping within 24 hours
     
  5. stephross

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    Here's the little guy he or she was born a few hours ago brought him inside as ants infested the nest,blood seemed to attrack them everything else seems to be in order
     
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    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So glad that he hatched! Although i am not seeing a picture, maybe trying to add a picturea,again? My silkie eggs are on their way and its only day 18, Have one that internally piped and peeping away. Humidity is rising on its on so I suspect s/he is working on the external pip.
     
  7. stephross

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    Not so long for you to be a chicken parent either! I've never had a silkie maybe in the future they are so good looking,is hatching them more difficult? I have my hands full between the chick and the quails! [​IMG]
     
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    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we have one chick who is a week old who is the only one who made it from the last hatch, so hopefully these silkies get here soon so he will have a friend. Lucky is in my avatar. And no, I haven't done anything different. I have 4 different batches of eggs in the incubators right now so in a few weeks I will have my hands full lol! What breed is your chick? can't wait to see when he is fluffy!
     

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