Help! Chick won't hatch.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bantyhen, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. bantyhen

    bantyhen Chirping

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    The chick pipped the shell about twelve o' clock today. If I raise the incubator lid, it peeps. Do you think it will hatch?
     
  2. JadedPhoenix

    JadedPhoenix Songster

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    It took mine 24 hours after pipping. Breaking through is very tiring for the chick. I think most common is a little over 12 hours to zip after pipping, though.
     
  3. bantyhen

    bantyhen Chirping

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    Thank you. I just looked in the incubator, and the chick is now trying to hatch. I really appreciate your help. It makes me feel better.
     
  4. JadedPhoenix

    JadedPhoenix Songster

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    No problem.
     
  5. AmericanMom

    AmericanMom Songster

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    Raising the lid during a hatch causes the humidity to decrease, they need the humidity or else the membrane may become to dry , enclosing the chick and killing it. It can take upwards of 24 hours for a chick to emerge from the shell completely.
     

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