Chick zipped, but not hatching. PLEASE HELP!

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  1. RodNTN

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    Hi everyone! This is my first time hatching, and I am probably being a worry wart; but last night at about 9:30 or 10 pm one of my chicks pipped, then zipped, its been 15 hours and it hasn't made any progress. I can see a little bits of its body poking out of the zip, and its chirping like crazy. But when it tries to roll around and get out of the egg, it can't and it just starts chirping again.

    I am really worried about it, and another egg pipped yesterday afternoon, but it hasn't made any progress either. But they are both still chirping and rolling the egg around. Should I assist? I am really scared that they might not make it.
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    That's the zipping chick, does the membrane look dried out?? Thanks in advance! [​IMG]
     
  2. eggbert420

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    It needs help. Once they start to zip it shouldn't take very long. No more than 1 hour.
     
  3. AmyLynn2374

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    The membrane looks good. It can take a chick 24 hours after pip to start zipping but should only take a matter of a half hour or so to actually zip. From the position of the egg in the picture, I can't really see a zip line, just an extended pip, but if it's really started to zip and has stalled for that long, I would definitely assist if it is still like that.
     
  4. RodNTN

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    How should I help it? I peeled away a few pieces earlier, and it didn't help it.
     
  5. RodNTN

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    Its not like that anymore, it zipped across half of the egg, but stopped.
     
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    I can see its feet, stomach, and beak.
     
  7. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Break the shell away with tweezers.
     
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    Can I use the tweezers and make a circle around the entire egg?
     
  9. RodNTN

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    Will it hurt the chick?
     
  10. AmyLynn2374

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    Yes
     

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