Egg Crack but having hard time?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by thereverend, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. thereverend

    thereverend Out Of The Brooder

    May 15, 2010
    I have one small egg and the chick has cracked 1/2 of the egg but seems to be having a hard time
    getting to the other side to get out. This egg is VERY small.. At what point is it ok to help them out
    of their shell and would they break blood vessels if i help them at this stage?
  2. ChickenCop

    ChickenCop Chillin' With My Peeps

    my experience has been if I have to help a chick hatch out it usually will not make it in the long run. However it doesnt hurt once its started zipping the egg then you can help it along if need be. Just dont get upset if it doesnt make it. Good Luck!
  3. crj

    crj Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2009
    Rocky Point, NC
    How is the chick doing now? I'd say go ahead and give it a little help. Enough where the chick will be able to push out on it's one. For ex: chip away at the shell but leave some of the membrane. This way when it does finally push out the chick can do it with ease.

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