Helping with the hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Pam'sFunnyFarm, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. Pam'sFunnyFarm

    Pam'sFunnyFarm New Egg

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    I have a chicken egg that is overdue to hatch (brothers and sisters hatched two days ago and yesterday) and I can still hear the chick inside. Should I dare to peep the egg? The egg was rocking and rolling yesterday and today no movement of the egg, but I can hear faint tapping coming from inside. HELP!!!! What should I do?
     
  2. violetsky

    violetsky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would open a small hole in the large end of the egg and see
    if the membrane is absorbed. If it is I'd help.
     
  3. Jaygood787

    Jaygood787 Out Of The Brooder

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    what does it look like if the membrane is absorbed?
     
  4. violetsky

    violetsky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going against the grain, where most give the hands off approach,
    but I've had good success with late chicks. If the membrane is papery
    it's ready. If it is pink and bleeds if it tears leave it alone. I have found weak
    chicks revive rapidly if you help them out but will just die in the shell.
     

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