should i help this chick?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pek, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. pek

    pek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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?
     
  2. Vamvakas

    Vamvakas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would just make the hole a tiny bit bigger, don't want to just rip the chick out of the egg chick may not be ready and can die
     
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  3. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
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  4. curious1969

    curious1969 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X2 I have had some that took 30+ hours to hatch [​IMG]
     
  5. LegginMF12

    LegginMF12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.
     
  6. never help a chick get out of the shell until its bin at lest 24 hours
     
  7. pek

    pek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks but nevermind he is almost completly zipped
     

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