My buttons are doing well. They Are hatching! I need some advice on

chickalator

Songster
11 Years
Mar 5, 2008
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My chick is moving in the egg but he hasnt opened the hole much more since this morning. i'm wondering if I should help him. can spmebody tell me.
 
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priszilla

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Jan 12, 2008
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I don't know-when I had them-they popped like popcorn-but if you think its in trouble and the rest are "done" - then help very very gently
 

4-H chicken mom

Crowing
13 Years
Aug 3, 2007
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I think chicks pip and then don't do anything for 10-12 more hours just to drive us nuts. If you can see them moving and hear them chirping, I would give them more time. The first pip tires them out some, so they rest before they start zipping out, sometimes this can take up to 24 hours. This is the hard part, when you have to use the judgement call on when to help. I start helping when I feel life is slipping away. Lots of good luck coming your way!!!
 

chickalator

Songster
11 Years
Mar 5, 2008
184
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129
Senoia Georgia
i ended up helping him out. he was in the egg backwards. after i got him out of the egg, two more pipped and zipped and since then i have had ten more hatch! only fifty more two go!
 

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