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helping chicks out of the egg

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hi hope someone can give me some good advice would you recommend helping a chick out of the egg if it seems to be taking its time and  is struggling . i had just one egg  a serama bantom start hatching in a incubator  it wasn't progressing very well  and had been over 24 hr with just a small hole  in the shell the chick sounded quite stressed so I gave it a helping hand and pulled back very gentley a bit of shell eventually the chick hatched out and seemed fine I left it to dry out but about a hr later the chick had died :( did I do wrong by trying to help the chick ??? I have another 3 due to hatch tomorrow and hope I can learn from any mistakes .look forward to any replies  x

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I have helped out lots of chicks and they should be fine as long as teh humiditie is high when you peel them out and do it in short shifts like every hour do a bit more, also that one probably was to tired when you peeled it our thats why it died

i live in Niagara and have 15 chickens ( + some  roosters) ever changing amount of rabbits and 7 brothers and sisters. I LOVE pizza.

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i live in Niagara and have 15 chickens ( + some  roosters) ever changing amount of rabbits and 7 brothers and sisters. I LOVE pizza.

Life is gd

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thank you for the reply we have managed to hatch out another 4 chicks all doing good my next project is to incubate some lavender buff orpingtons lovely birds x

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