Need some answers

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CedarRidgeChicks, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. CedarRidgeChicks

    CedarRidgeChicks Songster

    May 5, 2009
    Adair Co.Ky
    I have chicks that hatched yesterday/last night on the 19th day..I have 2 left in the bator that pipped yesterday..today they started zipping and breaking the shell..have half zipped but membrane seems to be stuck to them and holding them back..do I let nature take its course or assist and if so how?
     
  2. SPRING CREEK FARM

    SPRING CREEK FARM Songster

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    Jun 11, 2009
    Vanleer,TN
    Well, it is said that it is usually best not to assist, but I have to admit that I have...I have 14 2 week old chicks in a brooder now. The same thing happened to one of the eggs and I did not assist and the poor thing was so weak I guess that it died. So, when I had 2 others do the same, guess what I did?[​IMG]I just lightly sprayed some warm water on the egg and it immediately softened the membrane up. Then the chicks were able to come out on their own and they are 2 of the 14 I have in the brooder and doing very well![​IMG]
     
  3. CedarRidgeChicks

    CedarRidgeChicks Songster

    May 5, 2009
    Adair Co.Ky
    Thank you!!I'm going to try this..
     
  4. SPRING CREEK FARM

    SPRING CREEK FARM Songster

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    Let me know how that works; I will say a little prayer for your babies!![​IMG][​IMG]
     

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