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We have a chick and one on the way.... (picture inside)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by krv, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. krv

    krv In the Brooder

    Apr 30, 2008
    <<<My son has a black cochin bantam that has been setting for 22 days and still has no chicks. He candled them on day 20 (also other days) and removed the ones that were not good. He started out with 10 eggs under her, but then removed 6 because they did not have veins. The other 4 did have chicks in them. The temperature has been cold off and on. One of those four (when she was setting on 10) was cold one time that he candled, so it may not finish developing because it got too cold.

    How long should we wait before we crack them open and check them? I have read where we should wait until day 25, and in one thread someone said that they wait until day 26 .


    Hi Everyone,
    My mom wrote the above post 2 days ago for me because I can't type. She is typing this as well, what I want her to write. Well, I have an update. One chick started pipping yesterday afternoon, then there was a little bigger hole last night. This morning, I noticed the chick did not make any more progress all night. So, I brought the egg up to our bathroom and started doing "surgery" around the pipped hole. And finally after about 2 hours of trying to keep it warm and moist and working on the egg, the chick hatched, half with my help and half by itself. Yeaaaaaah!!![​IMG]
    We also have another one that has started pipping. It is still under her.

    Here is a picture of the chick. When the chick was dry, I put it back under it's mother. It is doing fine now.


    Rick (son of krv)

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