Do I help?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chickenfeet, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. Chickenfeet

    Chickenfeet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am on day 24 of my very first hatch. I think i did good, I had 18 eggs and 13 to hatch. I have an egg who started to pip this morning( a silkie ) and has not made any progress since about noon today. Do i help? If so, how do I ? It has made a fair size hole on side of egg , but has not zipped. Any suggestion would be welcome. [​IMG]
     
  2. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    I decided to help a little too soon too and the chick didnt make it. I learned the hard way but learned it can take 24+ hours for them to get out. I'd leave it alone and let nature take its coures others may have more suugestions.
     
  3. Chickenfeet

    Chickenfeet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you Teresaann24 .
     
  4. william9792

    william9792 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would leave it alone, and give it till tomar at noon, it will hatch on it on when it feels it is time to come out. william
     
  5. Chickenfeet

    Chickenfeet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, that is what I will do. Keep your fingers crossed. I will let you know how it goes. Thanks you!! [​IMG]
     
  6. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    yes let us know how the baby ends up...GOOD LUCK!
     

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