how to help chick out HELP ASAP!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by nick101, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. nick101

    nick101 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a chick in an egg, the thing is that one of his companions has already hatched, when I hold the egg I hear him chirping inside, and moving. The problem is that he hasn't piped the shell yet, when should I help 'em out? also wats the safest way to break open the egg with the baby inside if i have to help him out?thanks please help ASAP!!
     
  2. redneck

    redneck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not an expert, but I would wait until the chick pips. You might cause more problems trying to intervene to early.
     
  3. nick101

    nick101 Out Of The Brooder

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    ok *waits nervously*
     
  4. chicks rule

    chicks rule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Read the sticky at the top of the Incubating & Hatching page, should help you.
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    And, now that you opened the bator during hatch, get the humidity up in there ASAP. Ideally you don't open the bator till they are all out. I don't move my hatched chicks till the end of day 22.
     
  6. nick101

    nick101 Out Of The Brooder

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    yep humidity is up at 70% temperature at 100F, still waiting...
     
  7. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    How many eggs do you have in the bator?

    What day is it?

    How many hours ago did the other hatch?

    Are they the same breed?

    They can pip for some time before cracking the shell.
     
  8. nick101

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    well the good news is that he hatched, the bad news is that he hatched deformed.... his eyes are big and he cant get up and walk normally also, he has two soft black spots in his back, anyone know what the cause is? the remedie?
     
  9. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Let it rest for the day and check back tomorrow after he has fluffed out. It may be just fine. Big eyes and inability to walk for the first few hours is normal. Good luck.
     

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