HELP!!! No movement or peeping after pipping :(

JeniLynn

Hatching
7 Years
Dec 11, 2012
3
0
7
Hello. I am new to hatching. This is mine and my husbands first try. We woke up this morning to one chick completely hatched (by itself and seems fine) and another one trying. I checked the other eggs and two more had pipped, but one was on the small end and not where the air pocket is. It's beak was protruding through the shell slightly but I have been worried because it has been 8 hours and I haven't seen any movement or progression. Does anyone think it is still alive? I'm worried that we didn't catch this one in time to help it :( Should I just leave it be and wait? I'm just worried that there has been no movement or peeping. The other that has pipped has a tiny hole in the air pocket area and you can see its beak moving in the hole, so we are just waiting it out. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
 

AvianEgo

Songster
6 Years
May 11, 2013
388
22
103
Minnesota
I just had the exact senario an hour ago. I helped mine out. Its doing great! Id start by doing tiny bits at a time. If you see blood, stop, and give it more time.
 

olijo123

Songster
6 Years
Jun 10, 2013
201
16
121
WV
I may not be much help, but I have a little advice for you! If you saw the beak a little coming out of the shell, then it might be getting air. But if you haven't seen any progress at all, then you might want to help it out. AvianEgo is right, just help it out by taking bits at a time and when it bleeds some just give it a break. Hope this helps!
 

JeniLynn

Hatching
7 Years
Dec 11, 2012
3
0
7
Thank you everyone for the advice. We had 10 in the incubator. Two have hatched fine by themselves and pipped through the air pocket, two pipped on the other end of the air pocket and did not fair so well, and two were not fertile. We have 4 left to hatch, so we are keeping a close eye on them. We didn't have an automatic turner, and I wonder if that led to some malpositioning problems. The humidity and temp were constant. We will have one before we try again. Thanks again for all of the advice. It's nice to have a reliable website and bird-lovers to turn to.
 
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