Help its hatching day and it's been 10 hours

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by matt71389, Jun 14, 2016.

  1. matt71389

    matt71389 New Egg

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    It's hatching day and it's been 10 hours since the peep hole was made, I tried to break the outter membrane just a little for air and nicked the inner membrane, it's the size of a tooth pick. I have it on a warm wet paper towel insode the inqubator at the moment
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    For now leave it alone. They have a lot of stuff they need to absorb before they can hatch. I'd say wait 24 hours from the time of pip before you try to assist the hatch or you can do more harm than good. Have you read the assisted hatching article? It may be helpful for you if you do end up needing to help the chick out.
     
  3. matt71389

    matt71389 New Egg

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    I had a little guy start at 9 this morning, then had to work till 11, I read the article a few time then tried remove the shell a little for it.. it's my first hatch, I'm a nervous wreck :(
     
  4. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    It's okay, don't panic :) As long as the little guy can breathe it's in no immediate danger of dying. Give him a little time and he'll likely hatch on his own. If he's not out by the 24 hour mark, then you might want to think about helping.
     
  5. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    How is the chick doing?
     
  6. matt71389

    matt71389 New Egg

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    Well there hasn't been any sign of employment, I left it alone for the night and this morning tapped it a little to see if I herd it peep.. don't think it has survived.. I've had my humidity in the 60s the last 3 days, just don't think it was enough. Out of the 19 eggs I got 1 to hatch.. Guess I have a long way to go
     

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