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Ok so I decided to take a look and just go from there. I only pulled a small bit of egg shell off where it had already started to zip/pip. I wet the membranes to make it clear but couldn't find the beak. The veins looked like fine hair. I put the egg on a wet paper towel and put it back in the incubator. I raised the humidity to about 78. Hopefully I made the right decision but I don't know. I could hear it pecking and chirping very quietly. I thought that was odd because with the others that hatched I could hear it quite clearly through the shell. With this one I could only hear it when I put it up to my ear..
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Aww I'm so relieved. It looks like its put a small hole in the membrane all my it's self now.. smile.png
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Aww I'm so relieved. It looks like its put a small hole in the membrane all my it's self now.. smile.png
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Aww I'm so relieved. It looks like its put a small hole in the membrane all my it's self now.. smile.png

Great news!! Sounds like it has a good chance to finish hatching on its own 😄
We have Blue, Black & Splash Copper Marans, Calico/Mille Fleur and Self Blue Bantam Cochins, LF Cochins, and a laying flock of various heritage breeds, EE's, production breeds, mutts and more! We also have Quarter Horses, a pony and rescued dogs and cats. I usually have an incubator or 2 running too!
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We have Blue, Black & Splash Copper Marans, Calico/Mille Fleur and Self Blue Bantam Cochins, LF Cochins, and a laying flock of various heritage breeds, EE's, production breeds, mutts and more! We also have Quarter Horses, a pony and rescued dogs and cats. I usually have an incubator or 2 running too!
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Here is what it looked like before i put it back in.. is this ok? I didnt want to break the membrane because i was to afraid.
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Here is what it looked like before i put it back in.. is this ok? I didnt want to break the membrane because i was to afraid.

Looks fine to me :-) good job!!
Just keep an eye on it and if it starts to look tan or leathery, dab it with a little water or triple antibiotic (regular/ without pain reliever) on a q tip. Even if those exposed spots dry a bit, the rest of the membrane can still be totally fine. With that higher humidity you should be ok!
We have Blue, Black & Splash Copper Marans, Calico/Mille Fleur and Self Blue Bantam Cochins, LF Cochins, and a laying flock of various heritage breeds, EE's, production breeds, mutts and more! We also have Quarter Horses, a pony and rescued dogs and cats. I usually have an incubator or 2 running too!
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We have Blue, Black & Splash Copper Marans, Calico/Mille Fleur and Self Blue Bantam Cochins, LF Cochins, and a laying flock of various heritage breeds, EE's, production breeds, mutts and more! We also have Quarter Horses, a pony and rescued dogs and cats. I usually have an incubator or 2 running too!
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Looks fine to me :-) good job!!
Just keep an eye on it and if it starts to look tan or leathery, dab it with a little water or triple antibiotic (regular/ without pain reliever) on a q tip. Even if those exposed spots dry a bit, the rest of the membrane can still be totally fine. With that higher humidity you should be ok!
Thank you so much. I feel so relieved know it's alive.. smile.png
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Thank you so much. I feel so relieved know it's alive.. smile.png

No problem! Dont forget to breathe 😄
We have Blue, Black & Splash Copper Marans, Calico/Mille Fleur and Self Blue Bantam Cochins, LF Cochins, and a laying flock of various heritage breeds, EE's, production breeds, mutts and more! We also have Quarter Horses, a pony and rescued dogs and cats. I usually have an incubator or 2 running too!
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We have Blue, Black & Splash Copper Marans, Calico/Mille Fleur and Self Blue Bantam Cochins, LF Cochins, and a laying flock of various heritage breeds, EE's, production breeds, mutts and more! We also have Quarter Horses, a pony and rescued dogs and cats. I usually have an incubator or 2 running too!
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Originally Posted by Laurel Meadows View Post

No problem! Dont forget to breathe 😄
You are supposed to breathe when you have eggs hatching?? Oopsies! I completely forgot to! lau.gif
Edited by BantyChooks - 6/17/16 at 11:30am
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No problem! Dont forget to breathe 😄
old.gif wise words lol
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