eggs under boody not hatching--what can I do?
My broody is on five eggs; the first couple were due to hatch yesterday (Tuesday). I had added a couple so I think the youngest one is at 20-21 days. I have heard peeping since Sunday night. Then nothing then peeping then nothing. I am sure one(s) peeping Sunday and Monday didn't make it out. Until last night, none of the shells had been penetrated. Last night I saw that one egg has a hole the size of very small pea. The hole was the same size this morning. This evening the fifth egg has a very small hole. I do hear faint peeping. So it seems the chicks are not able to break out, just dying in the shell perhaps because the shells are too thick? IS THERE SOMETHING I CAN DO TO HELP THE LAST ONE? I am reluctant to check more than twice a day as I know that might change humidity/temperature. But it's awfully hard to do nothing. I do want her to have at least one chick.