Last egg to hatch, overdue!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by metchosinhens, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. metchosinhens

    metchosinhens New Egg

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    Its my first hatch and Im not sure what to do. I have one egg left that is 5days past hatch date. I cracked the end with air bubblle and the chick is alive but no sign of a beak. Should I take my chances and hatch it myself or let it go a little longer? help please
     
  2. Caitlin_VT

    Caitlin_VT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say that if it hasn't hatched yet, it wasn't meant to make it. Usually really late hatchers are weak and generally do not thrive.
     
  3. red horse ranch

    red horse ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's possible that it didn't start developing as fast as the others and is just late. I wouldn't help it unless it has pipped. The prognosis isn't good but I wouldn't give up yet if the chick is alive.
     

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