- Mar 28, 2018
I have free range game chickens, and they are starting to nest and sit. Well one of my hens hatched out yesterday and came off the nest today. I went to make sure all doobies made it out and found one still peeping out the shell. I brought it in and put it in the incubator, and remoistned the membrane and helped him hatch on out? It's been over 24 hrs since the others hatched, I don't know how long he sat trying to hatch, and now he's sluggish and lethargic acting. My question is how long should I wait before I try to get her to eat and drink and is the sluggish thing normal?? I've never helped them hatch have before. She was a pullet hen and new to hatching.