Help! First hatch in a long time looking for advice.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by stacfah, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. stacfah

    stacfah Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok. I've been stalking this site forever now hoping for advice. My eggs are at 20 days now. We had an early pip yesterday. He started zipping around 8 last night. He's around 3/4 of the way. Cheeping and moving but not getting out. Just sit tight? I'll include a picture. Thank you all so much. [​IMG]
     
  2. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look very closely. If the membrane has dried the chick is stuck-Intervene. Be fast. Any change in temperature and humidity during the hatch could cause problems. Check your humidity levels before you open the incubator. If the chick is stuck, humidity is the most likely reason.
     
  3. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    Hopefully it's out by now. Updates?
     
  4. stacfah

    stacfah Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok I worked quick and pulled back top a bit. Let's see now
     
  5. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    Zipping should only take less than an hour. Is the top cracked all the way around and is the chick still struggling?
     
  6. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    xs 2 I don't think I've ever had a chick not be out within 20 minutes of starting a zip, usually within 10-15. My personal philosophy is no more than 30 minutes or I would intervene.
     
  7. stacfah

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    He's out. Definitely not well. His bottom is gross and he can't seem to move neck to the right.
     
  8. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How is the chick?
     
  9. stacfah

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    The chick is ok. Better. Not perfect. Only time will tell. He is the sweetest of the bunch though.
     
  10. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope he survives for you.
     

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