Originally Posted by wabbit1964
The EE is out no problems and doing well. The first one I posted about is out still some amount of shell stuck to its butt and sleeping a lot not running around chirping like mad like the others. Leaving it in the incubator and keeping an eye on it for changes.
This may not be the case but it may have aspirated a little on all of the extra fluid. This happened to me when I had a really wet one and I did the carton too but there was to much fluid around the beak. Once you move it to the brooder, try to listen to the lungs to see if you hear a clicking sound or wheezing. Or look for any bubbles that may come out of the mouth or nostrils.
Originally Posted by Blooie
Oh, thank you! She's been named Sweet Pee, after my very favorite (and ridiculously fun) song! Except now that she's drying off and beginning to fluff a bit, I suspect that I see a white dot on her head, so she might end up being a him. That's okay....the name stays!!
Congrats! Now it's time for another stupid Blooie question.....and the first one of you who laughs and/or rolls eyes gets a thwack!!.....how do you tell if they've internally pipped? I didn't these two were doing anything at all until the first holes appeared in the shell. I know, I know...don't say it!
I have Neosporin but it has the pain relief stuff in it. I also have Betadine. The cupboard is barer than I thunk it was since my last infections. (once you have gangrene infections are nasty - and frequent!) So looks like a run to Tractor Supply tomorrow. Leave it to me to not have the one thing I should have on hand....and here I thought I was prepared for everything! Maybe it'll just dry up and fall off by tomorrow, but that still leaves the eye to deal with. You all ROCK!
You may not need anything on it. Just keep it clean, if you can.
Originally Posted by portagee
I just had one chick hatch perfectly fine last night. The second zipped completely this morning and stopped. I don't like to get involved especially when the progress looks good so I never opened the incubator. I checked at 12 and at 3 and now it was still the same. So I decided to check on it and he was almost like glued in there. I keep my humidity low during the first 18 days, 25-35. And at lock down between 65-80. What am I doing wrong. This also happened on my last hatch I had 5 hatch out and about 6 that got all glued up. Please help. TIA
This just happened to me on a recent hatch. My humidity was good but when the chick failed to zip within 2 hours (I left the house when it started and thought it would be out when I got home) it got all glued. I believe it happened because the membrane was exposed for so long. The chick that hatched right after I helped the glued zipper out was fine. Especially in forced air incubators because the fan is right over them. This is just my theory on the ones that have a lot of membrane/chick exposed but do not exit the shell in a timely manner. I'm not sure on the other 6 that you had though. Maybe you're humidity was on the low side during incubation. Have you calibrated your hygrometer?
Originally Posted by Ren2014
I gave up on trying to catch up. 160+ pages was taking longer than I though, lol, so I'm just going to jump in:)
Originally Posted by Ren2014
7 Muscovy eggs day 7, all fertile and showing good veins. Average wt. loss just 2%. How do you decrease humidity when you don't even have any water in the incubator??
Ha! I've had this dilemma! For me, what worked was a carbon/charcoal mix for removing moisture out of the air. I bought a tub at the dollar store and put a cup of it in my incubator. It went from 55% (with no water...it was August) to 25%. I had to remove the cup and put fresh stuff in every other day-ish.