should i help this chick?

pek

Songster
10 Years
Nov 26, 2009
201
4
111
Rhode Island
i have a chick that started piping at 8am 4 1/2 hours ago, the pip hasn't gotten any bigger, should i help get him out or just let him be?
 

Sphinx

Crowing
10 Years
May 10, 2010
3,224
78
271
Utah
No, don't mess with it!!!!!


My chicks usually take hours and hours to go from tiny pip to hatch. I'm talking anywhere from 8-24 hours.

Don't even think about assisting til that pip has been there 24 hours.
 

curious1969

Songster
10 Years
Apr 17, 2011
227
152
201
Northwest Montana
No, don't mess with it!!!!!


My chicks usually take hours and hours to go from tiny pip to hatch. I'm talking anywhere from 8-24 hours.

Don't even think about assisting til that pip has been there 24 hours.

X2 I have had some that took 30+ hours to hatch
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LegginMF12

Songster
9 Years
May 2, 2011
707
18
176
Yucca Valley
X2 I have had some that took 30+ hours to hatch
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X3, I did not help my last chick to hatch until after 36 hrs (it was the first one to pip and never progressed, although there was a lot of effort going on in the shell). Then I could visibly see that he was starting to shrink wrap. Helping before all of the veins are have receded will kill the chick. Give him time to get out on his own.
 

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