Chick Help!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kelly, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. kelly

    kelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 12 mutt eggs that are on day 21. Two have hatched, one started pipping yesterday about noon and has only made it to a opening about an inch long by about 1/2 inch wide. I can see it breathing and its beak opening but it doesn't seem to be able to break anymore of the shell (it looks thick). My ? is how long can it keep going? I'm afraid of it dying and not making it the rest of the way out. Thanks for any help.

    Kelly
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    5 RIR's, 2 mutts
     
  2. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 9, 2007
    Eugene,OR
    Kelly I have the same problem and I am on day 20! There is just a small pip and the egg shell is still attached but it has been the same for 7hrs!!
    I hope someone helps. It is good you can see it breathing though!! [​IMG]
    I am sure you little one will make it, I am really hoping my do!
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    Take care and hatching vibes to you!
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Since you are only on day 21 I would not open the bator. You will put the rest of the hatch at risk of getting stuck to the eggs. I know it is hard, but I would wait it out another day. The best thing you can do right now is "step away from the bator". Let the chicks do what is natural. The strong and healthy will thrive and give you years of enjoyment.

    Jody
     

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