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Help! When do I help?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by trsers, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. trsers

    trsers New Egg

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    I am not opening the incubator. I'm not, I'm not. It's so hard to watch them struggle. I have one chick with half of her head sticking out of the egg. The shell is half-way zipped. She has been in the same position for about 6 hours (maybe longer, she was like that when I woke up.) She is peeping and peeping but not really making any progress.

    If I take her out, how do I keep her warm while I help her? When should I assume she won't make it out on her own? Thanks, this is heartbreaking!
     
  2. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    read all the past posts.. leave it alone! it might take another day for it to get out.. once they pip, they still have a lot of yolk to absorb..

    If you don't help them, sometimes they die.. If you do help them then most times they die..

    go to a movie or to the mall..
     

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