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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Evan cooley, Mar 20, 2018.
I have one chick that will not hatch it is day 25 and it is moving in the egg what is wrong
Please specify chicken or duck. Have you candled the egg to see if there is an internal pip? When you say the chick is moving in the egg has the chick pipped and zipped and is stuck?
It has not popped yet it is a polish bantam chicken
Has not pipped yet
If it hasn't hatched yet, I doubt it will at this point. Try candling it and find out if it has internally pipped (broken through the membrane into the air sac). I have read that you should see the beak if it has. There are some threads on here about assisted hatching if you want to look.
I can see it moving in the egg it looks like it might be turned around
The others hatched out pretty well
If you think it’s still alive, check out the assisted hatching threads and give it a try. Worst case scenario, the chick doesn’t survive your efforts. But it will die for sure if you do nothing. It was set at the same time as the others, wasn’t it?
The best thing you can do to help is not rush the chick. I also had one do this too. In my case the chick had pipped internally into the air sac. After waiting an extra 12 hours I "helped" the chick by creating a very small hole in the shell at the air sac just to allow the chick to get oxygen. By the next morning the chick had finished the hatch on it's own. I could see along the way that the chick was moving and if I picked the egg up and tapped it he would peep at me.
Here's a link to the post about assisted hatching:
This is the thread I was thinking of. Thanks for posting it.