Chick died in egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by trailblazn, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. trailblazn

    trailblazn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2012
    Im sad. One chick hatched out in one hour. The other chick started pipping I just left it alone went and check about two hours it was half way done. Went back two hours later didn't see no movement in the egg looked with a flashlight didn't see any movement in the egg. I took the egg out of the incubator and opened it up and the chick was dead. Does anyone know WHY???
    The chick looked fine, all in one piece, all toes. :/. :(

    They say to leave the chicks and not help them, but there has to be a time to know to help them out.
  2. LukeandAli

    LukeandAli Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 28, 2011
    Carver, Oregon
    Sad! [​IMG] I'm still VERY new to all of this; but, we did help one of our five chicks out of her shell a little. She (or he) was the last to hatch and the first one to hatch had been in the incubator for about 24 hours and was starting to look sleepy and lethargic, so, we wanted to get it out ASAP. We waited until chick #5 had pipped and zipped enough to get it's head out a little before we removed all the chicks from the incubator. I held #5 and kept it close enough to the brooder light to stay warm. We also misted it with warm water every so often (so it wouldn't get too dry). After about 5-10 minutes and a little help from us, #5 was ready to attempt walking and join the others in the brooder.

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