Chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chicklover19, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. chicklover19

    chicklover19 New Egg

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    Hey guys so if no one saw this other post but my chickens eggs are late in hatching and they only wiggle when we make chickens sounds or play chickens recording would it be safe to help them hatch a little?
     
  2. ThePRfan

    ThePRfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah.
    Be sure your not touching tgem.
    Take the shell off,allow the sack to fall,then the chicks will peep and pull around.
     
  3. ThePRfan

    ThePRfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have done this...
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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  5. chicklover19

    chicklover19 New Egg

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    Ya they are 25 days past
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    If I understand right, you're still seeing movement in the eggs? If so, then at this point, I would try to help at least one or two of the chicks out of the eggs. There are some good explanations on how to do this on BYC and other Internet sources, but basically this is what you would want to do:

    • Take one egg out of the incubator
    • Carefully break a hole at the large end of the egg
    • Begin chipping away at the shell to make the hole larger
    • If you see blood vessels, or the membrane attached to the shell starts bleeding, put the egg back in the incubator
    • Get as much of the shell and membrane off the chick as you can--it should be able to wiggle out.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I'd be reluctant to help - your incubating temps. might have been off and subsequently the chicks didn't develop as fast. I have never hatched eggs, so I am just saying how I feel - please don't take it as gospel.
     
  8. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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