When or do I help????????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Lambingfamily, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. Lambingfamily

    Lambingfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2009
    [​IMG] I am a really nervous first time peep mommy. We have a pipper and I don't know if it needs help or I need patience? [​IMG] It had a crack last night about 11pm and this morning at 6:30am the hole was about the size of a nickel. The chick is breathing and is not panting or anything. Should I just continue to watch. My humidity dropped a bit in the night but I have it back up to around 60%.

    My kids are going to be so excited when they get up [​IMG]
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Chicks can take 24 hours or longer after they pip an egg to hatch out. They are resting, learning to breathe and absorbing the rest of the yolk sac. Patience!!! Don't open the bator he will make it out just fine.
  3. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Patience, Patience, Patience.

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