chick not coming out of shell

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kstavert, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. kstavert

    kstavert In the Brooder

    Do you ever have "shy" chicks?

    I just started incubating eggs a month
    or two ago..... so, am new to all of this..

    I've been adding eggs to the incubator
    as the ladies out the front laid them

    so, eggs are scheduled to hatch at all
    different times/days.

    One egg was "supposed" to hatch on
    October 23rd - day 21... nothing happened
    all day...

    the morning of the 24th (yesterday), there
    was a little chip out of the shell... day 22

    All day, that's all that happened... I've picked
    up the egg for a moment and heard the wee
    chick peeping inside...

    October 25 (today) - day 23, there is still
    no change in the hole in the shell..the chick
    is still peeping inside...

    Can I do anything to help it?

    I know that the struggle to be born/hatched
    strengthens the chick...

    I'm not a worrier about much of anything but
    this wee chick has me worried (I lost two a
    couple of weeks ago because of my ignorance :( )

    Will GREATLY appreciate some feedback... Love
    my girls

    Thanks Karen

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