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Waiting for baby chicks

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sabrina11, Mar 6, 2016.

  1. sabrina11

    sabrina11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many days do you think these are?! They all were collected at different times. There are many more these are just some. The second one is completely black besides that place.
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    XxMingirlxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :welcome

    You have mentioned that they have internally piped. Have there been any external pips yet?
     
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  3. sabrina11

    sabrina11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes and the egg keeps shaking and the chick is chirping a lot.
     
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  4. XxMingirlxX

    XxMingirlxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After the shell has been pipped, the chicks often take up to 10 hour breaks before resuming and zipping. Hang in there!
     
  5. AmyLynn2374

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    If you have actual pips and not just peeping from inside the shell, it can take up to 24 hours before a chick will transition between pip to zip in which the chick actually hatches. After the pip is made a chick rests, and strengthens it's lungs breathing the outside air and most importantly the vascular system between the egg and chick has to shut down. This can take as little as a few hours or as much as a whole day. Also, if the yolk has not fully absorbed before the pip, that has to happen too for the chick to be fully ready to hatch out. The worst part of hatching is the time between lockdown and that first pip and the time between pip and zip.

    If you are just hearing peeping from inside the shell with no external pips, it could take 24 hours before the external pip and then another 24 to zip.

    My eggs average 12-18 hours between pip and zip. Sometimes I get chicks that hatch quicker, sometimes later.
     
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  6. sabrina11

    sabrina11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much that's a lot of help!!
     
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    sabrina11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello this is Sabrina, I'm wondering why my chick is hatching and their is thick stringy blood and the baby is still alive and chirping. What happened?? The other chick helped it dtart hatching. The chick inside the egg doesn't seem in pain. The bleeding has stopped. [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  8. AmyLynn2374

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    It appears that the vascular system between the chick and egg has not shut down and the veins are still prominent in the membranes. The chick was not ready to hatch and why it did not start a zip yet. Now that that much membrane is exposed before the chick is ready, keep an eye on it to make sure that it does not dry and glue itself to the chick.
     
  9. sabrina11

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    Thanks it hatched at like 4:30 this morning it's alive and healthy
     
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