need some help!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jrw870, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. jrw870

    jrw870 New Egg

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    My RIR have been hatching for a couple of days the first that start has not made much head way do I need to help it or wait?
     
  2. jrw870

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  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    How long has it been like this? Does it still seem alive? Some chicks take longer to hatch than others; many times (in my experience) , the slow-hatchers hurry up and start hatching when you least expect it. If it remains like this much longer, though, I would try and help it out. Just peel away at the shell, starting at the large end. Peel away only a little at the time, and stop if it starts bleeding a lot. Once you have most of the top of the egg gone, the chick may try to push itself out, and you should let it rest.

    Some people don't like to help chicks out of the egg, saying that its a sign of a weak chick, but the few birds that I've helped have turned out to be the most vigorous of all my chickens.

    Also, [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
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  6. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    I usually only assist after 24 hours and even then I stop if I see the yoke
    sack hasn't been fully taken in [​IMG]
     
  7. jrw870

    jrw870 New Egg

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    OK thanks to all of y'all a lot its helpful to have a place you can go ask for help
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Good luck with the chicks.
     
  9. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hi there, [​IMG] and welcome to BYC!

    Good luck with your hatch. Sometimes they do take a long time to zip out of the eggs. I don't like to assist until they are fairly out of the egg as many times if they can't get out, they do not make it. The act of hatching is like a test for being fit to live. If you peel off too much shell early on, you can rip blood vessels and sometimes they are not done absorbing the yolk. So be careful it you do help them out.

    Enjoy all your poultry adventures!
     

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