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Hatching Chicks

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MotherHen458, May 10, 2016.

  1. MotherHen458

    MotherHen458 New Egg

    May 19, 2015
    This is my first time hatching chicks out via incubator and my first chick to hatch rolled all my other eggs around so that some of their pips are now on the bottom. Should I be intervening?
  2. BoomChickaPop

    BoomChickaPop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 24, 2016
    Relaxing with my Buns
    That always happens with hatching eggs. What you should do, is wait till the eggs have cracks in them then turn them. But when the egg is upside down they tend to have a better chance of zipping easily.
    That little chick didn't hurt any eggs or disturb them. It happens constantly under broody hens

  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire UK
    My Coop
    Nothing to worry about, your hatched chick should encourage your others to get a move on. It does get quite rough in the incubator once chicks are moving about.

    Good luck with your hatch :fl
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