Good pip or should I worry - Page 2
I had to do my first assisted hatch with mine. He was two days late, piped at the wrong end and still 12 hours later had made no progress. I made the pip bigger and hit a vein 😐 so I put him on a wet paper towel in the bator and left him overnight. I checked him at 12am and he still wasn't out.
I didn't think he was going to make it. 6am out in the bator I'll wait for him to dry off before putting in the brooder
If the incubator is getting crowded, when can move the strongest chicks out. Opening the incubator for a few minutes isn't going to hurt anything. Hens get up off the nest to eat and drink everyday, even if the chicks are hatching.
It's best to leave the chicks in the incubator for as long as possible. All their moving around and cheeping will help motivate those straggler chicks to hatch.