Help! Heard a peep! What next????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dkluzier, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. dkluzier

    dkluzier Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh my gosh! My eggs are hatching. What next?? Do I wait to move the chicks or what?? I see a beak, do I help it out?

    I had to help my goat kid be born and am a nervous wreck.

  2. needtohatch

    needtohatch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2009
    Hart Co
    Leave it alone for now. Keep the lid closed or you will lose too much heat and humidity. They can take 24+ hrs from pip to zip. Leave the babies in the hatcher till all eggs have hatched. If it is getting way to crowded then you can remove chicks after they are good and dry (about 24 hrs), just do it very quickly. If there is room for them to stay in hatcher just leave them till all eggs are hatched!
    Good Luck!
  3. gervais22

    gervais22 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2008
    what day are you on? if it's day 21 leave it. if it takes more than 24 hours then it's up to you if you want you can help it out.

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