HELP hatching !!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by duck mad 2012, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. duck mad 2012

    duck mad 2012 Out Of The Brooder

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    hello, one of my chicks has hatched and is doing realy well, last night about 6pm my other egg started to pip so i left it, this morning when i woke up (8am) its still in the same spot and looks like its not trying, should i help it ? my gut feeling is saying to help, i know they have to absorb there veins and egg sack so how long does that take?
    Iv rapped the egg in a damp warm flannel to see if the shell will get any softer please help x
     
  2. duck mad 2012

    duck mad 2012 Out Of The Brooder

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    can anyone help x
     
  3. duck mad 2012

    duck mad 2012 Out Of The Brooder

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    Little chick has just hatched now it's verry wobbly on its legs fingers crossed x
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Great to hear it has hatched ok :yesss:

    I would always wait 24 hours after the initial external pip. It can take that long for them to absorb everything. Not every chick is the same some take only a few hours and others seem to take for ever. While they have the external pip they have the oxygen to be able to breathe. Chicks that hatch on their own are usually the more healthiest. Having to help them usually means they are weak to start off with.

    Good luck with your chicks, enjoy them :thumbsup
     
  5. duck mad 2012

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    I have another one hatching but it's not cracked the egg yet it's been like that since last night I can hear it cheeping and tapping x
     
  6. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Ooh good luck!! Sounds like it should be externally pipping soon :fl
     
  7. DanEP

    DanEP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sounds like your hatch is going well. Just try and be patient, they sometimes take a long time to rest up and finish cooking after they pip. If you can hear it it's doing OK.
     
  8. duck mad 2012

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    He's now made a hole in the shell but seams to have given up [​IMG]
     
  9. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Don't panic :hugs The chick will be resting. Try to be patient and let nature take its course. I really do know this is far easier said than done!!
     
  10. duck mad 2012

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    Ok thanks I raped the egg in a damp flannel to try and help x
     

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