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It's been longer then 24 hours, should I help?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Qualara, Oct 13, 2015.

  1. Qualara

    Qualara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a chick pip over 24 hours ago, it's made no progress. The membrane is super dry and white. The other chick hatched yesterday just fine. Should I help? It's chirping at me, I can see it's beak.
     
  2. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

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    Usually if the membrane is dry, it will turn yellow/tan/brown and get very hard. White is a healthy color. Imo, I would give it to 30 hours, then make the hole a little bigger and see if you can see any veins in the membrane. Usually when my chicks hit 24 hours with a pip, I start to panic and then within the next couple hours they are zipping (they do it just to scare me, I'm sure ;) )Before you do anything, read the assisted guide to hatching. I can post a link if you need.
     
  3. Qualara

    Qualara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah the last thing I want to do it rush things, this is my only FW Maran egg that made it, so I don't want to risk anything! I've read that guide, but hopefully I wont need to use it.
     
  4. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

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    Did it hatch??
     
  5. Qualara

    Qualara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It was truly stuck. The membrane had dried to its feathers so I pulled away the shell and wet the membrane and it was about to push out. It was screaming to get out, very panicked. 32 hours I decided it was too much for it.
     
  6. Bryam

    Bryam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is the chick okay??
     
  7. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    I don't let my chicks go over 24 hours without starting an assist. At 18 hours with no progress I check on them to make sure that there is no obvious problems then I replace them to the bator and if nothng by 24 I start an assist and go until I hit veining, then replace them and repeat if neccessary. A good share of the time they finish themselves.
     
  8. Qualara

    Qualara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very ok thanks for asking! He was sooooooo happy to be out, running, eating and drinking like a pro.
     
  9. Qualara

    Qualara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't normally either, but the veins where so red I didn't want it to bleed.
     
  10. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Yeah, that makes a big difference.
     

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