When do I intervene? fowlfeatherfriends? are you out there?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by peafowlmom, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. peafowlmom

    peafowlmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I printed out the intervention thread from 2007.
    I do not know how long before I should step in.
    It pipped around 10:00 am this morning.
    Thanks , Carrie Fletcher
     
  2. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Leave it alone, it cant take sometimes 24 hours from pip to zip. It will be okay
     
  3. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've only had four chicks hatch successfully, but they went between 9-14 hours from pip to hatch.

    I've heard that you should let them go 24 hours before I'd intervene.
     
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I have had some go 24 hrs before hatching. I do check any that go 24 hrs to make sure they are not stuck. If the chick it stuck I break away the shell round the same line the chick would normally zip and moistened the membrane then put it back in the incubator. I have wrapped an egg in a warm moist paper towel and put it back in to the hatcher.
     

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