Help! I think the eggs need me to step in

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 3left, Oct 25, 2015.

  1. 3left

    3left Hatching

    Oct 25, 2015
    So I have 3 eggs left to hatch. One has a zipper near the pointed end, but no pip hole and no movement that I see. One has a pip hole near the pointed end but no zipper and no movement. And the third has a huge hole near the pointed end and lots of movement, but no zipper. I think it's trying to get out through the hole and isn't making the zipper, but it can't seem to get out. This situation has remained constant for about 12 hours.

  2. kuchchicks

    kuchchicks Songster

    Apr 8, 2015
    How's it going? I try not to intervene until they have made no progress for 24 hours. At this point you are probably there. Make sure you look in this site for how to help or look on you tube. It is very easy to cause them to bleed out if you go too fast. If there is any bleeding STOP! Tweezers and moist Qtips are your best tools.
  3. You have received some good advice .......

    If you plan on helping go slow and do it in a warm room as taking the warm egg out of the incubator and into a colder room can and will cause the membrane that is wrapped around the chick to suck up around the chick and smother the little guy ....... go slow watch out for blood and if you are going to do this try to only remove the top of the egg and let the chick work it's way out of the shell as this exercise is what the chick needs to work all them little muscles .........

    Good luck with your hatch .......

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