will it live

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Kateluvchickans, Apr 18, 2016.

  1. Kateluvchickans

    Kateluvchickans Out Of The Brooder

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    So my egg started hatching yesterday, and it hasn't moved or done anything in a while. It made a hole, and then all together stopped. I thought it was just tired, but now its been a while.Does this mean its dead?
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    What are you incubating, chicken, duck…? Sometimes chicks pip a hole in the shell and then stay like that for up to 18+ hours before progressing. Ducklings can take up to 1-2 days or more. Hatching is a long, slow process [​IMG]
     
  3. Kateluvchickans

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    chickens, and it piped yesterday at around four
     
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    I know i shouldn't help it, but some sources said I should
     
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    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  6. Kateluvchickans

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    The chick ended up not making it, but I am still waiting on five others to pip. They came in the mail cold, so I heard that they might be late comers if they arrive cold.
     

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