To help or not to help????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by wendeemiller, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. wendeemiller

    wendeemiller New Egg

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    My chick is hatching. It is day 23 and she has been about 1/3 zipped for over 8 hours now. Her beak has not moved position so it appears she has zipped all she reach, but is unable to move inside to get the rest. What do I do?? Her beak is all the way through, she is breathing outside air and chirping and rocking her egg, but her body position has not changed in 8 hours. She has been constantly rocking in her egg for almost 20 hours and must be exhausted! Please advise. Thanks
     
  2. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If she has been zipped that long I would assist her out.

    Most zips shouldn't take much time after they start.
     
  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    xs 2 I would never let a zipper sit more than 45 minutes tops. Honestly I'd have them out in half an hour. zipping should not be a long drawn out process and if it is it's usually because there's an issue.
     
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    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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  5. wendeemiller

    wendeemiller New Egg

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    Thanks! I helped her and I'm glad I did. She was malpisitioned and huge! She is exhausted, but doing well.
     
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  6. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :clap

    Congrats
     
  7. wendeemiller

    wendeemiller New Egg

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    Just posted another post... I now have a baby who pipped right in the middle of the egg. Do I help? Clearly malpositioned??
     
  8. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    Give it a chance to start zipping by itself, but keep an eye on it because it may need some help tomorrow.
     
  9. wendeemiller

    wendeemiller New Egg

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    Thank you. This is stressful!!!
     
  10. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    I had one pip in the exact center of the fat end of the egg. I thought - how the heck is this one going to zip? Hours later it started zipping and made a hole kind of sideways on the egg and then pushed itself out. Very strange. I thought for sure I'd need to assist that one.

    Yup, deep breath - it is stressful.
     

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