help ! on hatching eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by muddyrunfarm, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. muddyrunfarm

    muddyrunfarm In the Brooder

    Oct 11, 2008
    This is day 22 and I am extremely worried my 12 chicks wont hatch.I just cracked open TWO eggs and they were yolky and I turned the incubator off and was going to dispose of the rest of the eggs but I can hear chirping in one egg! now that i have totally messed with the temp /humidity by turning off the incubator for3 minutes ..can I help this chick out of its shell??
  2. mbrown

    mbrown In the Brooder

    Jul 17, 2008
    North Florida
    If you only turned it off for three minutes, I would just turn it back on and put leave the "good" eggs in there. I would candle them all though, and discard the ones that have not developed. And you can "help" them out, but its best to let them do it naturally. In my experience, if they can't get out of the shell themselves, then they likely won't survive anyway. The only time I help is if the shell is stuck to it.
  3. the_eagle69

    the_eagle69 Songster

    Feb 1, 2009
    Far SW VA
    Trun it back on for sure i dont get worried till day 23 you amy nedd ot add some sponges or damp towles in there to get the humidity up a bit to help with the hatch.

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