1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!


Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kelliepulido, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. kelliepulido

    kelliepulido Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    st.john's mi
    My 1st pip 9pm lst nite chick is still trying but really no prg another has pipped and has more progress I am afraid to intervene and open the bator which might dry out the 2nd chick too much it is now 1;40pm the next day what should I do?
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Leave the incubator closed...it can take 24 hours for the chick to pip and opening could cause it to quit but the other chick might not pip...you lose your bator temps and humidity by opening til the hatch is finished...
  3. equine chick

    equine chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 9, 2007
    Don't touch the incubator. I did too much touching with my first hatch and lost all of them and they did not get enough humidity while pipping. My chick from last batch took 20 hours from first noted pipping and she is thriving.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by