to pip or not to pip?

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

  1. lauraoneill

    lauraoneill Hatching

    Feb 19, 2016
    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

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    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 ~

    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

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    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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