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Egg hatching...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jade_softtail, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. jade_softtail

    jade_softtail Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 14, 2009
    Waverly, Ohio
    We have a hen sitting on eggs, some of them have hatched and on some the outer shell has been cracked and fallin off, but the inter skin is still intact. This morning my husband picked up one of those eggs and the chick was churping, he went back a little later on and the chick was dead, does anyone know if he should have helped the chick out of the skin?
  2. mrslb333

    mrslb333 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2010
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
    It's a hard one to judge. Sometimes you can do more harm than good interfering with the hatching process. I usually help as I'd rather try and fail than not to try and regret it, but some people will tell you to never help.
    Sorry for your little one [​IMG]
  3. Surehatch

    Surehatch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 16, 2009
    Quote:I would let mother nature take its course

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