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Distressed Hatching Situation

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

  1. JKeiser

    JKeiser In 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 Chirping

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