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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by broschicks, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. broschicks

    broschicks In the Brooder

    Jun 29, 2010
    day 23 and a chick has broke the egg shell on one side 5 hours ago beak is out but chick still in the inside the white sack what should i do leave it are help it ?

  2. Wyogirl

    Wyogirl Songster

    Apr 5, 2010
    Cody, WY
    I would leave it, mine hatched yesterday and it took everything i had to NOT HELP IT. I'm glad i didn't as it did hatch on its own!
  3. chickensinwasillaAK

    chickensinwasillaAK Songster

    Feb 2, 2011
    Wasilla Alaska
    Your temps may have been a bit low which would cause it to hatch later. I've notice they can sometimes take a break, pip the shell, then take a few minites break, start to zip, take an hour off, do a little more, take a couple hours off. Just sit back and relax, she'll come out when she's ready. Let them fluff up before you remove them, I know it's tempting to open it early but resisit the urge.
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    Be patient. You can not help them. They must hatch on their own. I only help if they are partially zipped and stuck. If you try to early they will die. I agree with the other posts except I would take the chicks out. Yes there is some loss when you open up the incubator or hatcher but mine recovers rather quickly. It takes quite awhile for the eggs to cool off enough to jeopardize the hatch. I just take one of the viewing windows out of my LG and take the chicks and their shells out when they hatch and put them in a nice warm brooder. In my cabinet incubator I do let a few hatch and then remove them. Some people leave the chicks in their incubators to dry out. A broody will get up off her nest once in awhile. Just my opinion. My hatches have been fine... Good luck and have fun!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

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