HELP chick pipped needs help i think

DAVINAKEITH

In the Brooder
10 Years
Mar 15, 2009
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my chick pipped yesterday at 2:30pm and still today he has only broke off a little piece of shell and acts like he just keeps working in the same spot not getting anywhere is this normal
 

Katy

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Jun 29, 2007
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It can take them 24+ hours from the time they pip to when they start zipping. I wouldn't do anything yet except leave the lid on and give it time to do it on it's own.
 

DAVINAKEITH

In the Brooder
10 Years
Mar 15, 2009
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you can see the chick working so hard but getting no where it seems
 

Skitz

Skitz15k
11 Years
Nov 11, 2008
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Quote:Katy is right it takes them sometimes about 24hrs to hatch completely
 

chicklady63

Songster
10 Years
Feb 10, 2009
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Hi,
I would keep a close watch on it & really make certain the area it has chipped away is enough that it can breathe. I have two standard Brahma chicks that I just assisted earlier this morning as they were pipping at the small end of the egg. (I've never ahd that happen before so it was a new experience for me after all these years.) I don't believe they would have made it without my help. They're up now, fluffing out & looking fine. (They have huge feet).
I know others feel much differently about assisted hatching, but I have done it more than once. I've never loss a chick that I did that for though it's certainly possible if you aren't very careful. I have lost some that I didn't , & maybe would have if they had hatched anyway. Who knows? Sometimes it's a gamble. It may not be the time yet - just watch, but sometimes it is necessary in my opinion. I can tell you are concerned. I know the feeling! There are some videos on YouTube you might view if you're interested.
 

DAVINAKEITH

In the Brooder
10 Years
Mar 15, 2009
28
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The chick finally hatched he is so cute how long before he is dry none of the other eggs have even pipped yet how long to i wait for them before i take them out
 

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