Worried about my egg!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Blueagnew, Mar 25, 2018.

  1. Blueagnew

    Blueagnew Hatching

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    on day 20, one of the eggs started wobbling and continued to wobble on day 21 but no pip. After late on day 21 and early day 22(today) the egg stopped wobbling and is motionless. Is the chick dead?
     
  2. JaeG

    JaeG Crossing the Road

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    No - they wobble as the chick turns in the egg to get into the right position to hatch. They then internally pip and can sit like that for at least 24 hours as they start the process. Then they externally pip and again they can sit like that for an average of 24 hours as they finish absorbing the remaining yolk and the blood that has been running through the membranes. Only when all that is complete will they start to unzip the egg and hatch. So there's no reason to be worrying and I think you will see some action soon. :fl
     
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  3. Blueagnew

    Blueagnew Hatching

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    Thank you!! This is my first hatch and I’m a worried mother hen lol
     
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