when to intervien?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sillystunt, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    I am on day 22-23 and nothing is going on with my eggs that are left from the hatch. Should i go in and help?
    They are BCM'S and i hear they sometimes need help. Nopiiping, movement nadda~
    Should i crack around the gg like they do and see whats inside? or just toss them.
     
  2. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    Try candling them first...see if you any movement.
     
  3. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    good idea....BRB
     
  4. mediazeal

    mediazeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you hear pipping or see rocking?

    I helped the other day but it was a partially zipped egg and she had been peeping constantly for hours.
    Clearly stuck and needing help.
    She is doing ok but is behind the others with all the gunk stuck to her and slowing her down.

    I have eggs in the incubator that showed no signs of life and I did not touch those. I do not think I would ever open an egg that was not doing anything to help itself.

    good luck
     
  5. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    no movement~ I think there are 2 non fertile and the rest dead~ Dark and then lower a ring????
     
  6. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    Sounds like they started and then died. Open one to see how it looks.
     
  7. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    Quote:I am not brave enough....LOL hold my hand!
     
  8. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    i will never do that again!
     
  9. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    What did you find?
     
  10. cracking up

    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poke a hole in the large end of the egg and make a hole big enough to see what's going on. Some of mine peeped when I did that and others I could see breathing. Some were already gone and it took all day to get others out with a q tip to soften membranes and going real slow. I got five extra chicks who haven't even pipped.
     

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