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Help or no help?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jeepers210, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. jeepers210

    jeepers210 Out Of The Brooder

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    Its my first time hatching....I have a welsummer who is ready to enter the world. The egg is rolling around everywhere with constant chirping! This has been going on for 6 hours. Is there ever a time to step in and help? Need some advice.
     
  2. Higins00

    Higins00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Usually I don't step in until 24 hours from when they broke the first hole. I only do this because I have found when I don't, they die in the egg so I mine as well try to help it. But like I said You have to be patient and wait. Use your best jugement.
     
  3. scovy123

    scovy123 Out Of The Brooder

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    leave it be. let nature do it's thing. [​IMG]
     
  4. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    Wilkesboro NC
    So long as your humidity is high, leave it alone. If after 24+ hours there has been no change, THEN consider helping. And only if it doesn't bleed when you mess with it.
     
  5. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    Wilkesboro NC
    jeepers, love your signature line by the way...who'd a thunk it that after 29 years I'd have a passion for chickens too??
     
  6. FarmerVal

    FarmerVal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first egg that pipped I swore would be the first to hatch. No kidding, about 24 hours and 7 or 8 chicks later she finally came out! Mine were chirping and moving around on day 19. Tonight at 7:30 pm it will be day 22 and I still have eggs that are just now pipping.
     
  7. jeepers210

    jeepers210 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, I just came back from the store and behold....she/he hatched! Thanks all!
     

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