Originally Posted by MyPetChicken
Originally Posted by Mr Beaks
Oh, thank you! I didn't know that
. So would it be best to let it be until morning? I don't want to hurt by helping but the feathers that are exposed are drying to the shell.
Typically I allow the external pip for 24hrs before I get worried. Mine talk a lot inside their shells. Please go slow if you help. Fingers crossed for the chick!
My Pet Chicken
Thanks for chiming in, Alex! I was reluctant to assist because I wasn't sure if it was ready but the poor thing was screaming all night long. I ended up assisting at 3:00 am, gently removing parts of the shell and dampening the membrane which I left in tact. Then I put her back in the bator. She was hatched out when we woke up but it seems she has some deformities to her right leg and wing
. The leg is not directly under her, it's more behind her and the hock (?) seems swollen. Also her right wing does not look like a wing, it's more of a stump. I haven't taken her out of the bator yet. Is it safe to do so?