Three of mychicks - but what do I do about the other four eggs? (PIC)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Must Be Losing It, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. Must Be Losing It

    Must Be Losing It Lost It

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    Four of my silkie eggs have hatched (picture to be downloaded soon, with the remaining four sitting there doing nothing. I candled them last night and saw movement in 3 of them. What should I do. Last night was day 22?

    No peeping in the eggs and no pips.

    Julie [​IMG]

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    Last edited: Mar 30, 2008
  2. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    It's a hard call on it. Beacause if you wait you might lose them if you do it early you might dry the membrane out. I usually pip the end and look for movement or listen to see if they are ok. On day 22 if all the others have hatched out I go ahead myself. Good luck I hope your others are ok. Did you candle them yet?
     
  3. Must Be Losing It

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    I candled them last night and saw noone within the air cell.

    What do you think?
     
  4. Must Be Losing It

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    I've posted a picture of three of my little fluffernutters. One of them has a bad case of splayed legs which are taped.

    He looks like a mini hostage.......
     
  5. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I would go ahead and pip the air cell if it was me. Good luck
     
  6. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    Congratulations on your chicks! And good luck with the remaining ones!
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  7. muffi

    muffi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aw, they are so cute! Good luck with the other eggs - I'll keep my fingers crossed.
     
  8. Must Be Losing It

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    Thanks everyone, but things aren't going great. My husband talked me into waiting until tonight to intervene. I candled the remaining four last night and not one of them was in the air cell. I'm assuming their lost right now, and one of my few chicks did not make it last night. Just not a good day.

    Oh well, on to hatching number 2.[​IMG]
     
  9. equine chick

    equine chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 9, 2007
    pennsylvania
    I'm sorry about your lost chick and the rest of your eggs.
     
  10. Must Be Losing It

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    Thank you, but its not been a good day. We opened one egg that looked premature and I am assuming they're all dead.

    I'm hoping my lonely 3 little ones stay healthy until the next hatching early next week. My fingers are crossed. I hope its not as disappointing as the first.

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