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Help! Should I intervene hatching chick?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by brittonia18, Apr 26, 2014.

  1. brittonia18

    brittonia18 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just got home and started talking to my eggs who still haven't hatched and before I knew it, there was a hole in one of my eggs! Right now it kind of looks like two slits but I can see a bit of white and it concerns me because I don't want the membrane to dry out but she chirped and is still shaking inside the egg so I don't know what to do?? I'll post a pic soon if I can get one so that you guys can see the white part I'm talking about
     
  2. chikenscratch

    chikenscratch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Leave it alone. They take breaks while zipping out.
     
  3. brittonia18

    brittonia18 Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay. I know it's a bit soon because it just started, but I wanted to be sure. This is my first hatch and they are a bit late
     
  4. chikenscratch

    chikenscratch Chillin' With My Peeps

    It'll probably come out over night
     
  5. brittonia18

    brittonia18 Out Of The Brooder

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    This is what the pip looks like
     
  6. chikenscratch

    chikenscratch Chillin' With My Peeps

    It looks normal for an external pip
     
  7. brittonia18

    brittonia18 Out Of The Brooder

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    If I used a syringe to squirt water through the air holes and into the trough, would that help?
     
  8. brittonia18

    brittonia18 Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay thank you for your reassurance!!
     
  9. chikenscratch

    chikenscratch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Good luck finding something to do to distract yourself until morning.
     
  10. brittonia18

    brittonia18 Out Of The Brooder

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    If it hatches completely during the night, should I put it in the brooder after it dries, or is waiting til morning okay to put it in there?
     

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