Do I help a chick get out of shell?? - Need quick help...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by boilerjoe_96, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. boilerjoe_96

    boilerjoe_96 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    10 degrees tonight. 30 mph wind.

    This is day 36 or so, and they just keep coming one at a time.

    Hen got off to go eat and I noticed a hole in one egg and a whole lot of peeping.

    Hen is in barn and I moved a heat lamp over to warm them.

    The other 6 are in the house, can I help it or just let nature do its thing??
     
  2. johnnyjack

    johnnyjack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ya could but dont get flogged lol. just remember its gona be wet and the cold will be worse outside the egg
     
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  3. lannabun

    lannabun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    me id help and heat will be the big thing ..
     
  4. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    MMMM this is a hard one, just be sure to read the thread at top of this topic called "intervention helping your chicks hatch" if you havent helped one out before.
    The heat lamp may dry the membrane out quickly.
    Good luck and try and keep warm.
     
  5. lannabun

    lannabun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    opps i ment heat is big thing if you help it out .. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] sorry i get lil fast and to the point .. you was sayin cold there .. so heat just came in to my mind ..
     
  6. boilerjoe_96

    boilerjoe_96 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Heat lamp is on Hen who is on egg. I will check in couple hours to chekc progress. I did have one chick that didn't make it get half way out but when i found it it was dead.

    The other chick I have held under my shirt to have skin contact onthe the 100 foot walk(or jog in this weather) to house. I have hand warmers(little packets hunters use) I could fire one of those up and hold chick in that for walk to house.

    Thanks everyone for the replies...
     

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