chick in egg for 16+ hours

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by perfectchristmas, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. perfectchristmas

    perfectchristmas Hatching

    Apr 10, 2008
    Phillipsburg NJ
    My eggs are beginning to hatch. I have 2 live chick and 38 more to go. This is my first try hatching eggs.
    One chick broke through at 2 am today. It is now 16 hours later and it has not gotten any farther out. You can see the chick trying to get out of its shell but it can't break through and I'm afraid it will die trying. Should I do anything to help it along? Thanks for help.
  2. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    Sometimes it can take up to 24 hours for a chick to hatch. I would, however, check that your humidity is high enough so the membrane does not dry out. If it is, give it more time. Often the chicks will work at hatching then rest for several hours to get it's strength back. As long as you can see it's still breathing, I'd just wait a while longer. [​IMG]
  3. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    How's your chick doing? Has it hatched yet?

  4. ginbart

    ginbart Crowing

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    Maybe she went to bed?

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