chick has been trying to hatch for 48 hours...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sunkistfarm, May 17, 2011.

  1. sunkistfarm

    sunkistfarm Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 2, 2010
    This chick started hatching Sunday night. Now the hole in the shell is @ the size of a quarter. Should I help it somehow?
  2. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2011
    a place
    I wouldn't mess with it. If you help the chick too much it might not be strong enough to survive. Good luck! [​IMG]
  3. meepitqueenie

    meepitqueenie Gallo's Poultry Haven

    May 26, 2010
    in the adirondacks
    i think it depends. i got lucky i had one chick like that the last one and he was abit shrink wrapped. i chipped a little bit of shell away from his head area. then moistened the membrane with a damp sponge so not to drown the poor thing. and by morning he had hatched himself out.

    it can go either way though so i hear you can either help it and take the chance it might hatch or you can do too much and it will die. I chose the "middle" of the two and it worked but i pretty much left it up to the chick. plus the other chicks were surrounding it giving it the peep chant to get out of that shell.

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