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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jen051572, Sep 29, 2010.
Do nothing. They can pip on the wrong side, on the middle, get rolled around and you need to do nothing. They made it through the membrane, the shell, and can now make it out if they are strong enough. Close it back up and let nature do it's thing. Hopefully opening did not compromise the hatch.
Relax, dont get stressed. If you think the chick is not doing well then you can make a pinhole or something in the membrane so that it can breath. Other wise it can suffocate because its beak cant make it to the airsac. When you open the bator try and spray some warm water in to try and keep the humidity up.
Quote:Unfortunately, that isn't my sickie per se, I'm just the mod which put threads up that may prove to be useful. I personally advocate a hands off no help approach and if you are to help, wait 24-48 hours post pip. If the chick broke the shell, it DID pip the membrane somewhere, may it be at his beak or with his feet into the air cell. Else it could not be making any noise.