Trouble in paradise

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by julieleonard, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. julieleonard

    julieleonard Out Of The Brooder

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    My egg was supposed to hatch yesterday..the chick pecked a hole and was peeping but I haven't seen or heard and more progressed from it it is a jan 5th eggg doesn't look to be doing anything today is sun jan 27th .
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Chicks can take up to 24 hours or more to hatch from pip to finish, so don't worry unless it's been longer than 24 hours and it hasn't made progress. It may need a little help then. Here's an excellent article that explains the hatching process and how to assist if needed:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/step-by-step-guide-to-assisted-hatching

    In the meantime keep the humidity high so the little one doesn't dry out and get shrink wrapped in the membrane. Good luck!
     

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