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I have a chick that pipped a small hole and hasn't moved for about 8 hours. Should I help it out?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Neese87, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. Neese87

    Neese87 Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't know what to do. PLEASE help me![​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2012
  2. mhaddon

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    Wait! Give it 34 hours or so. We had one that was driving me crazy yesterday, lol. Went to bed and this morning it was out and fluffy. Its so hard, I know.
     
  3. Neese87

    Neese87 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks i was worrying it was stuck
     
  4. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was going to ask the same question,I have one that has done nothing for 10 hours,but will leave it alone.
     
  5. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope, don't do anything yet.

    I've found that it often takes my chicks at least 12-24 hours to go from that first pip to completely hatched. Even though they're pipped, it doesn't mean they're ready to come out- there's all kinds of veins that slowly dry up, and the yolk sac hasn't completely absorbed yet either.

    Patience, grasshopper.
     
  6. mhaddon

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    Yes starting about 1pm yesterday one had it's beak showing and kept peeping. I went to be at 1pm and it still wasn't out. It was driving me crazy it was so close, lol. When I woke up it was out and fluffed up :)
     
  7. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine had made no headway at all this morning so I helped both out,now lets hope they are strong enough to fluff up.
     
  8. mhaddon

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    Did you have enough humidity?
     
  9. Neese87

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    It died just now:(
     
  10. Oceanseve

    Oceanseve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :( Sorry. Don't feel bad tho. I had one that wasn't doing anything after the first pip and it was at the small end too. I helped and it died anyway. So even if you had helped there's a good chance it wouldn't have made it anyway.
     

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