Is this chick in trouble????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SoCal-chick, Jul 5, 2008.

  1. SoCal-chick

    SoCal-chick In the Brooder

    Feb 17, 2007
    San Diego
    Hi, Im a newbie at hatching eggs and I don't know if I'm paranoid over nothing or if something is really wrong. We put three eggs under our broody hen 3 weeks ago. today two healthy chicks hatched and the third one made a crack in the egg. However it has been six hours since that first crack and no chick has hatched. I see the wet chick inside the egg and I don't know if its dead or just very weak. Does it usually take this long to hatch? Help! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2008
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    It can take as long as 24 hours.

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