Do I need to intervene?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Splashsilkies37, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. Splashsilkies37

    Splashsilkies37 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 13, 2010
    Its been 17 hours since a chick has pipped. I see his beak and some movement still but he is not peeping anymore. It has been seventeen hours and the membrane is white and dry. What do I do? Should I intervene and help this little one out, or wait it out and see if he can do it on his own? Once the others starting pipping it was only a few hours before they hatched. I really do not know what to do!!!! Please help!!!!
  2. Jessiewoodard57

    Jessiewoodard57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2010
    Bushnell, FL.
    I helped one on my last hatch and ended up losing the remaining 9 eggs and the one I helped died 2 days later. I have learned my leason no more opening the bator during lock down for me.
  3. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

    Aug 13, 2007
    North/Central Florida
    If you're sure you've kept the humidity in the right range I would not intervene. Getting themselves out of their own shells is the first test of viability for strong, healthy chicks.

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