1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

HELP! Do I need to assist in a hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by asdf5800, Oct 24, 2015.

  1. asdf5800

    asdf5800 New Egg

    7
    0
    7
    Mar 20, 2015
    So today I went and checked on the eggs my silkie hen was sitting on and was expecting a pip, which there was, but upon observing the chick through the pip which was big enough to look like an attempt at zip, I noticed what looked like a dried glob of blood on the chick's beak. I've seen and heard how chicks hatch, and this one seems odd to me. It's peeping as if it's in pain and I'm very nervous! Should I help the little guy out or is this normal?
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    17,106
    2,284
    426
    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire UK
    My Coop
    I see you posted 10 hours ago. What stage is the chick at now? For me if its peeping and chirping this is a good sign and all sounds normal. They do have debris in the egg with them and from what you have described this sounds just like it.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by