My chick is having trouble.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AAJ, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. AAJ

    AAJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an egg that is hatching and I want to know if it is supposed to take this long. It keeps trying break the membrane but it can't. Should I wait longer or help it? ( just started hatching this morning)
     
  2. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2010
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    How long has it been? I know it can take up to 24 hrs. Maybe longer but I am not sure there. I say wait. But hopefully someone with more knowledge will answer. Good luck.
     
  3. Melissa Rose

    Melissa Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Sometimes mine take 24 hours from pip to zip. Has your's piped yet? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. AAJ

    AAJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It has broke some of the shell and keeps moving it's beak.

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  5. Melissa Rose

    Melissa Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:When mine first pip the puncture a small whole and then for a long time all you see is the beak peaking out every now and then. After a long time up to 24 hous it will look like that then all of a sudden they start to zip. If it hasn't been a long time I would wait. It is hard but helping can hurt more than help sometimes [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    It takes a lot of energy to get out of the shell. It can take 24 hours, but I would say that for me it has taken around 1-4 hours from my limited hatching experience.

    Be patient and let the little one get stronger by pushing her way out, IMO.
     
  7. KandiandJerry

    KandiandJerry Chillin' With My Peeps

    be patient it can be 24 hours from pip to zip
     
  8. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    Please wait at least 24 hours before you help the baby....I know it's hard but they get their energy from the yold of the egg....Greatt luck with the hatch!
     
  9. Melissa Rose

    Melissa Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm waiting for my New Years babies to hatch today [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] I have 4 Iowa Blues eggs from Mr. Jim Hienz [​IMG] [​IMG] I have totally worn a path down in the hall way carpet [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Will you be hatching any more after this? There is a Thread going for a Valentines Day Hatch. We will set our egglings on the 24th of Jan and they will hopefully hatch on the 14th [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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