hatching help needed Please

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sher, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. Sher

    Sher In the Brooder

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    Can someone help me please? All day yesterday, my FIRST chick ever started to hatch. Little by little pieces of the shell would crack and pop off. Last night, about midnight, I saw the egg rocking a little. This morning, no chick, but there are more pieces of shell cracked and lifting off, but nomovement. Should I help it? How would I do it? How much is too much help? Thank you

    Sher Morrow
     

  2. Sher

    Sher In the Brooder

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    I just heard very faint chirping! Guess I'll just keep watching. It piped yesterday early in the am.
     
  3. tobin123

    tobin123 Songster

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    give it time they get tired and take breaks
     
  4. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    It was just nap time. Soon...... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Happy hatching. [​IMG]
     
  5. Sher

    Sher In the Brooder

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    Oh I hope so. My first incubator full didn't make it, I had hopes for my second try. None of the others have pipped yet. Thanks so much, I'm such a nervous chick mamma! I'll try to be patient and let it rest.

    Sher
     
  6. Sher

    Sher In the Brooder

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    I have a chick! I think it is a Black Astrolorp. IT is sitting on the end piece of the shell with the breed written on it. I am so thrilled!

    Sher
     
  7. 4boysmom

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    yea!!!! It is so exciting to watch them hatch, but so nerve-wracking at the same time. Congrats on your first little chick!
     

  8. Sher

    Sher In the Brooder

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    THanks! it was exciting. I thought I would go crazy, i was sure it needed my help! I am exhausted. I hope another hatches, but nothing is going on. The chick is resting, seems to have gotten control of it's head. I am trying not to check every few minutes so it can rest. I don't remember being this tired after I had my own chick! Thanks for all your help. What an amazing experience. I think I'm hooked.....

    Sher 1 Bearded Collie, 4 calves, 1 16 year old cat and 1 baby chick! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. sequoiacyclist

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    Mine would pip a little hole in the shell and then rest for a few hours. When they finally decided it was time they zipped and were out within 10 minutes or so. Hatching is a waiting game for sure!
     
  10. Sher

    Sher In the Brooder

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    This little one pipped yesterday morning about 3 am. It then proceeded to torture me all day yesterday and most of today. I'm glad it is over, but my, I wouldn't mine if another one started so we could do it again..I am still in the "awesome" stage. Can't believe it worked... [​IMG]

    Sher
     

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