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Old 04-02-2012, 11:43 PM
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Question Mark Egg pipping and chirping

At what point do I worry? Last night I noticed a crack in the egg and when I put the egg to my ear I could hear the baby working on the egg this morning a diamond shape cross like mark is now on the egg and since about noon I can actually hear the baby from the egg chirping? How long do I wait before assisting?
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:46 PM
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Also egg is 4 grams
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:05 AM
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At least 48hrs...any sooner and the blood vessels and yolk wont be absorbed. The chirping you are hearing is the baby absorbing the yolk, every big loud chirp is a lil bit of the yolk being pulled into the body. So you've got plenty of time still.
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Ok awesome thank you!!
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I was getting alittle concerned last hatch was a assist hatch- she started or he started sounding like she was working away at the egg yesterday afternoon evening do you think I should count from them or from today when I heard her chirping?
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You count from when you saw the first pip mark...I've had some where they start chipping then take two full days to hatch and I've had others that hatched out within half an hour of me seeing the first pip mark (ninja babies).
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Ok thank you!!!! Stupid question I noticed also near the diamond like cross there is about an inch long crack that I circled it was there yesterday morning a few hours before the other pip marks (I circle all marks I see lol) with a sharpie) would the cracks (which had gotten bigger be considered PIP MARKS? Just so I know the timeframe? Is the egg size ok I know the other egg is 5 grams and but this one is 4grams
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4 grams is a very low weight. If thiis egg is the same size as the other eggs weigh the other eggs to to see what the average weight is. If the average weight is 5 grams, then this egg may be dehydtating and in trouble and may need to be assisted.
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Other 2 are 5
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4 grams is a very low weight. If thiis egg is the same size as the other eggs weigh the other eggs to to see what the average weight is. If the average weight is 5 grams, then this egg may be dehydtating and in trouble and may need to be assisted.
I weighed them last night 2 are 5 grams 1 egg momma layed last is 4 grams but the egg kept going between 5-4 grams but this egg is definitely 4 he's still working at the egg this morning still chirping I can hear in the egg no new pip marks
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