We reread this article before every hatch. Incubators are NOT natural, and they don't recreate natural hatching conditions perfectly. Only a broody can do it just right! So it makes sense to us that sometimes we choose to help a chick out when that less-than-perfect incubator hasn't given it what it needs to hatch on its own. This article tells us everything we need to know about how to help - and most importantly, WHEN to help.
Priceless information, and when followed correctly it does help save lives that would not have made it. Thankyou!
People just leave the eggs alone. Nature doesn’t need your help. You’ll just “f” it up. It’s that easy. If it doesn’t hatch, it wasn’t meant to.
Very helpful article. You got a good narration skill. Easy to understand, and I feel now I got an angel hand to help a bird to live.:thumbsup
Great article for beginners and 'old hands'. Throughly documented information and photos. :thumbsup
The key is PATIENCE! Being born is hard work!
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Love the info & it really does help you to realize when there really is a problem & also how to just RELAX & let nature take it's course. Very helpful info & so very happy for this information with the photos. Great job!
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Thanks for putting this together! haven't had to use it...but I'd be very confident if I did.
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This article contains a wide ranged list of comprehensive information on the fundamental basics of hatching and saving chicks at the final incubation period. It even list the constituents of an egg with a developed embryo. I would describe this article extremely educational.
The information in this article is excellent, The writing style is also good.
I’ve given a five star rating. However, the presentation is not what it could be. I couldn’t read this article on my laptop (the Internet here isn’t very good) because all the bling and high definition pictures just wouldn’t load.
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This has been so helpful! I've come here several times when I needed help and have referred several people to it.
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So much info and invaluable if you are hatching. I have this printed out in my "hatching binder" and refer to it every hatch!
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This is one of my favourite articles on BYC. I have recommended it to others and linked to it so many times. Really stresses the importance of giving the chick chance to hatch on its own. Fantastic!
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There is a lot in this article that goes beyond assisted hatching!

This could be a book
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Extremely informative page that covers everything. A must read!
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