to pip or not to pip?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lauraoneill, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. lauraoneill

    lauraoneill New Egg

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    Sorry am a bit confused by the site. I was looking for some advice with my silke eggs. It's day 24. 2 eggs have hatched but the final egg is showing no signs. I followed your thread, candled but no signs of internal pipping or movement, no chirping. Float tested and it floats perfectly around the air sac. But what do I do now? Do I start pipping?
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Personally for me at 24 days and with no sign of life from candling I would say the chick is dead in shell. That's just my opinion and what I would think if it were my own egg. If you want to though you could start a pip just to see what is going in there. Here is an article that should help you ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/step-by-step-guide-to-assisted-hatching

    Fingers crossed I am wrong and you just have a late hatcher :fl

    Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Unless your incubator was running cooler than required, or you are doing a staggered hatch, 24 days is too long for them to hatch. I would think the last chick died in the shell.
     

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