Hatching eggs some are cracked

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ncgrad00, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. ncgrad00

    ncgrad00 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am hatching eggs. It is day 20 and I have 7 chicks out and moving around. I have another 10 eggs with cracks in them but nothing has come out yet. They have been cracked since day 19 when I took out the turner. How long do I wait for the chicks to come out on their own. I am worried about them being suck in the egg and not being able to get out. I have the temp at 99.5 and the humidity at 75 to 80 percent. I have to work all day tomorrow and want to make sure the ones with cracks will be ok until I get home or should I help the process along to make sure the chicks are not suck in the egg. Let me know your thoughts.
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Hello NC-

    Incubating can be so much fun, but also disappointing. I know it's hard, but Ma Nature has her reasons for some not to hatch....typically, if you try to help a chick along, things go bad.....or if you do have some success, you will often times get an unhealthy chick.

    Good luck no matter what you decide, but I wouldn't do anything.......
     
  3. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Oh, I should say that it does take patience.....ahh, so much patience, and you may be surprised to come home and find more fluffy babies running around!
     
  4. digger455

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    Cool, I am on same day as you but not as lucky. 5 cracked now. I want to be in your shoes. CONGRAT'S

    DIGGER
     

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