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Hi,

I have an egg in my incubator that is almost 2 days overdue . There is no pip yet ,but I quickly candled the egg and heard chirping.Do I leave it or help it and if I help it what should I do ? 

 

Thanks,

Karen

post #2 of 4

Read this whole thing before you even consider helping. If you help too much or too early you can do serious or even fatal harm to the chick.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/step-by-step-guide-to-assisted-hatching

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Hi,

I have an egg in my incubator that is almost 2 days overdue . There is no pip yet ,but I quickly candled the egg and heard chirping.Do I leave it or help it and if I help it what should I do ? 

 

Thanks,

Karen

Is it the only egg in the incubator?

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply
post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 

Yes, it was the only one left it did hatch but struggled now his  belly is very swollen there was a little blob of what looked like the yolk sac still there so I just did the burrito wrap and put some antibiotic ointment on  and have been giving some probiotic/electrolyte water . it seems to have either gone in or just slightly dried up . The little guy  is very alert its an German Beilefelder so its auto sex so I am  hopeful tomorrow he will be better. Any suggestions  for this type of problem would be appreciated.

 

Thanks,

Karen

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