- Aug 19, 2020
I have been hatching chicks the past week, I know it's not "recommended" but I put 8 eggs in the incubator 5 days after the first batch. I had 4 chicks hatch yesterday, which would be their day 20. There was another egg pipped since yesterday morning. I did take chicks out last night because they were pecking other eggs and each other. But the humidity never went below 67%-70%. This morning I excitedly went to see if that pipped egg had hatched... And I saw it had started zipping. But around the hole it looks dark brown, like dried blood. It's really hard to see safe when harder to take a picture of..I don't want to open the Bator in case my other 3 eggs have pips I can't see it risk shrink wrapping that chick if it is still hatching. But it has definitely been 24 hours since it first pipped and I don't see any movement or hear anything from it anymore. Should I take it out and see if it's alive and needing assistance or accept that it probably died during hatching and not risk others that will hopefully hatch??