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chick trying to get out...!2chicks

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AtRendeAcres, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    Today is day 22!

    I have one egg chick trying to get out all day!!

    chick has 2 holes in egg since noon!

    I am starting to get concern!

    I have been reading simular post shouls I be help chick out ((I thought this is the worst thing to do?))
     
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  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    How many hours has it pipped, let it go for at least 24 hours before trying to help. Temps may have been low where that egg sat, so it is just behind schedule. :p
     
  3. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    Maybe peel back a small piece of shell?
     
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Chicks pip and then rest for hours and hours, like Silkie says up to 24 hrs and longer before they make a large zip and are out .....I would not open the bator.....when you are opening the bator you are letting the humidity out and thats what keeps the shells from drying out...
     
  5. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    It's not the worst thing to do, but timing is everything. Like silkiechicken said, you should give it 24 hours to get out. i have helped too soon and nearly killed the poor thing.
     
  6. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    Woke up to 2 chicks!!! (BO, Cochin)

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    Looks like a bantam trying to come out! [​IMG]
     
  7. fallenweeble

    fallenweeble Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    We were at homeschool co-op today just got home to 6! [​IMG]

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    looks like thereis still more!

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  9. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

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  10. TheOLDNewChick

    TheOLDNewChick I'm an original

    Jun 12, 2007
    Tioga, Louisiana
    Quote:I had one chick this morning and then I went to our homeschool co-op and came back to four! [​IMG]



    CONGRATS ON YOUR BABIES!!
     
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