Chick having trouble hatching

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Deucer49, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. Deucer49

    Deucer49 New Egg

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    Jan 6, 2010
    Silver Springs
    I just hatched 5 out of six chicks two days ago--There is one egg left and we can hear the chick peeping for the last two days--but it is showing no signs of hatching.What can we do??
     
  2. SimplySplendidSilkies

    SimplySplendidSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2010
    Adairsville, GA
    Is it in a small egg? That is the first thing I thought of. I have set several smaller eggs and sometimes they hatch and sometimes they do not. I assume it has pipped internally but not externally since you hear it peeping. Maybe it just can't get turned around to pip externally due to a small egg. I do not ever help if it does not pip externally. This one may just be behind a couple days also. Make sure you keep the humidity up 65% to 70%. I have read other pip the egg in situtations like yours but this is not something I do. I think it weakens the flock and eventually you will be raising chickens that can not hatch themselves. I sure hope it hatches 100% would be great. Keeping my finger crossed for you and the chick!

    Hope I have helped.
    Tisha
     
  3. Deucer49

    Deucer49 New Egg

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    Jan 6, 2010
    Silver Springs
    Thanks--I know there is a way yo help by partially openeng the egg--but it can also be fatal--I will do what it takes--I would hate to have to throw the egg away knowing that there is a chick in there that i had to let die!!!
     

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