this poor chick has been trying to hatch since 10:00 2day

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Berynn, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. Berynn

    Berynn Cooped Up

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    When do I intervene? It is going on 11 hours, and she isn't really trying to hatch anymore is she just resting for another round. She is almost half way out. I would really like for the chick to do all the work. [​IMG]
     
  2. Berynn

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    Or should I say half way zipped
     
  3. ZuniBee

    ZuniBee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine went all day and all night. The next morning I helped it out. It was stuck to the shell. I would give it until the morning.
     
  4. Berynn

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    Is this skip and Dawn
     
  5. Berynn

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    It is almost half way zipped, every now and then I see it move but it is no longer nipping at her shell. I turned the lights off so that she can rest. I flash a little flash light on the chick to see what it is doing. The other chick wont leave her alone.
     
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I Like to wait at LEAST 24 hours after pip before helping, or day 21, which ever is last. Sometimes they can make it early, and get a jump start, but realize half way though that they hurt... and its because they aren't yet fully adsorbed, so stop and rest for 6-12 hours more. If any intervention is needed, day 22 is where I begin, as any earlier you risk causing the little guy to bleed out. I suspect though, if half zipped, and he's not out by tomrrow, he may have dried out. Humidity going well in there? Just don't open it!
     

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