Distressed Hatching Situation

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by JKeiser, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. JKeiser

    JKeiser Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 30, 2012
    Hello all,

    I believe that I made a grave error this morning. My chicks are on day 21, no pip, no zip. I began to panic and decided to assist one, for fear of its life. I took off the back part of the egg, the air sac area. Again, no pip. There was blood, so I stopped, wrapped it in a damp towel, and put it back in the bator. Can I please get assurance that everything will be OK??? Do I still have a chance of these babies making it, as well as the one that I foolishly intervened with??

  2. jerryb

    jerryb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 7, 2011
    Southern Michigan
    be patient, they will come out when ready
  3. mtnviewfarms

    mtnviewfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Give them more time - you didn't mention what kind of incubator you used
    but if there was no fan to keep the temp very stable it could take a day or
    so longer. Sadly, the one you opened won't make it. Leave them alone.

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