If you have a chick that is struggling to hatch, there are a few things you can try to help:
- Make sure the egg is in a warm, humid environment. The incubator should be kept at a consistent temperature of 99-100°F (37.2-37.8°C) and the humidity should be around 50-55%.
- Gently rotate the egg every couple of hours to help the chick find its way out of the egg.
- If the chick has pipped (made a small hole in the eggshell) but is having trouble breaking through the shell, you can gently assist by carefully breaking away small pieces of shell around the hole to give the chick more room to move. Be careful not to damage the chick’s beak or legs.
- If the chick has been struggling for more than 24 hours, it may be in distress and will need more assistance. If you are unsure of how to proceed, it is best to seek the advice of a veterinarian or a professional hatchery.
It is important to remember that hatching eggs is a natural process, and interference should be kept to a minimum. However, if a chick is in distress, it may be necessary to provide some assistance in order to save its life.
I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.