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Flailing chick!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by KellFarm, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. KellFarm

    KellFarm New Egg

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    This is our first attempt at hatching eggs & so far it's going okay, I guess. Our hatch rate is going to be low this time. Anyway, one chick has hatched & is completely out of its shell, but now it's flailing around & disturbing the other eggs [some of which are in the process of hatching, others have not even pipped]. Is this normal? Is it bad for the other eggs to get moved around like that? I don't want to disturb the eggs too much but I have moved some of them out of the path of this first little guy....

    One more question - I saw tiny bubbles coming out of the beak of one of the partially hatched eggs; movement has ceased for awhile now & I'm afraid this chick is dead. :( Did he drown, possibly from too much humidity?

    Any feedback is much appreciated!!
     
  2. Baggagolers

    Baggagolers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes it's normal. It's a little hard to watch sometimes, but normal. You're not really supposed to open the incubator while they are hatching. I have and haven't had a problem, but it's not recommended. The bubbles don't sound good. What is your humidity at? About 70% is good.
     
  3. KellFarm

    KellFarm New Egg

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    Ahhh I know you're not supposed to open it so I'm just leaving everything alone at this point. Unfortunately I don't know what the humidity is - we only have a thermometer.
     
  4. Ilovemyduckies

    Ilovemyduckies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, this will happen just about every time you hatch eggs. The hatched chicks will bump the eggs around.
     

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