Help or no help?

jeepers210

In the Brooder
9 Years
Sep 21, 2010
75
0
39
Hanover PA
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.
 

Higins00

Songster
11 Years
Nov 19, 2008
522
9
131
Ct
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.
 

scovy123

In the Brooder
8 Years
Feb 18, 2011
21
0
22
leave it be. let nature do it's thing.
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BigDaddy'sGurl

Songster
9 Years
Jul 14, 2010
1,745
19
151
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.
 

FarmerVal

Songster
9 Years
Apr 20, 2010
167
0
109
Lebanon, Tennessee
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.
 

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