Hard shell trouble

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by nealuvschickens, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. nealuvschickens

    nealuvschickens Hatching

    Jul 24, 2013
    Walker, La
    I've got a hen sitting & 2 of the 3 eggs have hatched in past 4 days. The chicks were able to poke a tiny hole through but were too tired to peck to get out so my daughter decided to help them along by breaking the shell little by little over about an hour. Now it's been 2 days since last chick was born should we poke a hole in The last one? It's still very warm & our momma hen is still sitting on it. Just don't want it to die in there when we could help it. The shell is really hard. Thanks
  2. five is my dog

    five is my dog Songster

    Jul 4, 2013
    i wouldnt help chicks out. if they arent strong enough to get out of a shell they arent strong enough to live. i wouldnt do any thing. you could candle it though.

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