Assisted hatching?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by hfrey, Oct 11, 2015.

  1. hfrey

    hfrey Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 23, 2015
    I have been incubating this egg, today is its 20th day of incubation. Everything is seeming to go right with the incubation process but I have always wondered. Will I have to assist this chick? The egg is quiet long and abnormal,, I can't help but think if the egg is to long to where the chick can move to the air cell. Maybe I'm just worried and paranoid, my last set of chicks , one died. Maybe that's why I'm all shooken up? Can someone help? [​IMG]
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    I see no reason why your chick would not hatch from this egg. I'm afraid I can't say if you will or won't have to help the chick. Chicks that hatch themselves are in general a more strong and healthy chick. Hatching is their first big test in life. I'm afraid I'm not in general a hatching helper and prefer to let nature take its course. Keeping your temps steady and the humidity at 65% at least and the chick has every chance of hatching. When you candled was the chick developed ok? If so I would try not worry and let nature take its course.

    Wishing you the very best of luck, my fingers are crossed for you :fl
  3. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 10, 2013
    My Coop
    Hello :frow and welcome to BYC!
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  5. rocki769

    rocki769 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 12, 2013
    Dixon, CA
    I have a duckling that started hatching 5 days early and I'm stressing out. He's still in the egg but he's got the shell off the top where the air sack would be. He's also broken though part of the membrane. He hasn't absorbed all of the yolk and there is blood coming out of the egg. I have him wrapped in a warm paper towel under a heat lamp and I keep the remaining part of the membrane moist like most people say. But he's fighting the egg and wants out. I don't know what to do and I don't wanna lose him because he's the only one I have left. His breathing is really slow but he keeps kicking around. He chirps every once and awhile but mostly he's just trying to get out He's having trouble and the membrane is tearing, causing blood to spill out of the egg. Should i help him out? I don't know what to do
  6. rocki769

    rocki769 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 12, 2013
    Dixon, CA
    thank you so much. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for this little guy[​IMG]
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens. Sending good hatching vibes to all who need them [​IMG]
  8. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!


    Do you have an update for us? Did the chick make it? Did you need to assist?
  9. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

    Apr 11, 2010

    I am one to help my silkie eggs on day 20 if I don't see any pips by then, that's me. Not sure what that egg is in the photo. Silkies have high vaults, and they have a hard time turning. So, I help them. Takes a while, but I have had more silkies hatch. There is a thread on assisting.

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