Could I intervene a little?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by OkapisRule, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. OkapisRule

    OkapisRule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a chicken that is hatching eggs. (https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=49142) We were getting the eggs from her to candle (they all are doing good) when I noticed one that was starting to hatch. It seems like it is fit and it would break through. Is it OK to intervene a little, like just lift up this flap
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    or something?
     
  2. OkapisRule

    OkapisRule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and would this light
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    dry the egg up too much for the chick to get out?
     
  3. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    I've got my first batch of eggs in the bator now so I'm no expert by any means but, that membrane looks dry. You may want to try to assist but, if you run into blood stop. If the membrane is drying out and you have to stop you can wrap it in a wet towel or sock or some thing similar.

    Good luck!
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  4. OkapisRule

    OkapisRule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you soo much!!!
     
  5. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    You are the one who is there and you need to go by your instincts. I'm just saying what you could do.
     

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