HELP when do i HELP? HELP NEEDED ASAP

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by got flogged, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. got flogged

    got flogged New Egg

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    egg started cracking around 1 p.m. Very little progress since but at 10 p.m. It had cracked a tiny bit more. How long before i shoukd worry and intervene. Its the first i have had that i think i should help. LORD DONT LET ME KILL THIS BABY CHICKEN.... Thanks
     
  2. BlackBrookPoultry

    BlackBrookPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They can take up to 72 hrs to hatch. Give it more time!
     
  3. Tiss

    Tiss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had one go 15 hrs from pip to zip this last hatch. Give it time.
     
  4. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=564605 This thread has some really great advice from Ridgerunner. I also posted some pictures with a basic timeline.


    But, to recap, what I found was that the chick would poke a little bitty hole. Maybe make it a tiny bit bigger. Then do nothing for at least 12-15 hours. Then make it a little bigger. Then zip around and hatch out within about 15 minutes.
     

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