Is it okay to help a chick hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by wjkmg, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. wjkmg

    wjkmg New Egg

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    This is day 23 for the eggs in the incubator. One of the eggs is partly cracked, but it can't seem to finish cracking the egg all the way along the edge. Is it okay to help it by putting a little water in through the crack, and chipping away at the edge of the shell a little?
     
  2. BoomChickaPop

    BoomChickaPop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can help the chick
    I would instead of pouring water into the crack
    Take a Qtip and wet the membrane then help him out
    But stop when you see blood.
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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  4. wjkmg

    wjkmg New Egg

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    Thanks for the info. I was able to get the chick out safely. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2016

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