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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mbcaring, Feb 20, 2015.

  1. mbcaring

    mbcaring Out Of The Brooder

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    i can still hear the baby chick chirping but he made a crack about 24 hours ago. Should I help? If so how? This is 6 of 6 to hatch. All the others did fine. We are on day 21 now.
     
  2. Sambi89

    Sambi89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as your humidity is still high enough I would leave her be until morning. I'm no pro but I've read and read a million articles that say it can take up to 30 hours or more sometimes. Unless you have reason to worry I wouldn't. Again make sure the humidity is still high enough that would be my only concern.
     
  3. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Personally, I am a let-nature-take-its-course kind of hatcher. Sometimes the later ones are either too weak to survive without a lot of extra care, or they're deformed. There is a thread here, though, that does talk about helping them hatch if you decide to do so.
     
  4. mbcaring

    mbcaring Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone. It hatched over night and is doing fine. :).
     
  5. Sambi89

    Sambi89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :yesss: good job to you and the little chicks! Congrats!
     

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