Helping a pip

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Solsken Farm, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. Solsken Farm

    Solsken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do you or don't you? I have a later hatching BC Marans and I need advice. Leave it alone, right? I have only had one chick hatch in more than 12 hours and had some problems. I have 1.5 hours left on day 21.

    Tell me to leave it alone.
  2. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    don't help unless it has been at least a day since when they were due to hatch. There is a sticky on this forum I think for helping them out if it does come down to that.
  3. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 17, 2008
    Gainesville, Fl.
    From first "star" pip to hatch could be as much as 24 hours. After 24 hours, I usually hold the egg up to my ear and listen for peeping, scratching...some sound. If nothing, I candle for movement. If still nothing, I very careful open the pip a bit further and look for movement, a little beak moving...something.
  4. Solsken Farm

    Solsken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Okay thanks. I am just going to have to leave the house or something. It is killing me. Thanks.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by