It was day 25 today. I had 2 chicks and one was piping since yesterday. My DH wanted me to help it yesterday but I was strong and said I would give it until this morning. My hands are still shaking. It didnt make any progress since yesterday and you could tell the membrane was very white and dry. I got my bowl of water, and I could not find and Q-tips so I used T-paper and wrapped it up in a wash cloth. I started braking off little pieces at a time. I went around where I could see it wasnt stuck on the chick and I left a little bit where it was trying to push and cracked that part. I put it back in the bator for it to do the rest. She is still not out but I will wait because it is breathing good. I guess it after an hour I will try and help again. Did I do ok or should I have waited longer? Thank God I found BYC or I dont know what would have happened.
Ok, I want to get pictures of them all together. I tried to put the second one ( Ben my DH calls It) in that hatched but the one that was a day older ( churpy my son calles it) was picking at it. I didn't want the second one that was born to get hurt so I separated them. I'm calling the third one Susie Q. OH my goodness we named our chicks. LOL