Again, for me I will NEVER risk loosing babies and I can tell you 80% did kill them, why because when I first started out I read all over the internet, humidity should be this temp this, blah blah blah and one factor it stated 80% humidity, welll what I didn't read is this was for WET bulb not what i was using. It was HORRIBLE to see 10 babies make it all the way to lockdown and then each one booom boom boom died off. it was horrible.
I think the best thing for deattched don't even shift them. Just let them sit there completely still, I have read some people have had success but guess what. When I asked them ok tell me exactly what you did, There responses STOP, this tells me, they are fibbing. Yeh alll of a suddenly then can't tell me exactly what they did to help deattached air cells. KIND FUN FUNNY HUH? I have will have to experienment, I wonder if you put a tiny PIN hole at the top of the shell and leave that egg there for a couple of days if that will help get those Deattached air cells to STICK. HUMMMMM...
I LOVE EXPERIMENTING with things..
I had a chick pip through their own blood vessel during my first hatch. More blood than I cared to see. Then she quit working on her shell and after 24 hours I helped. The blood in the veins (what was left of it) had all receded and I got her out fairly quickly but there was blood pooled in the bottom of the shell and the membrane was coated in it. The inside of my incubator looked like a crime scene. She dragged a little nub of yolk sac around for a day or so before it fell off. She was also the smallest chick I had ever seen.
A week later she is rambunctious and sassy, and catching up to her siblings in size. I guess my point is that without help I don't think she would have made it out of her shell. It remains to be seen if she lives a long healthy life or not, but I am glad I helped her.
Great. Second longest assist I've done. They're growing like weeds. If I had to guess dads are my welshies and moms are khakis or/and Cayuga.
@Debs Flock can u post a pic for me??? Please??? Emerald and Clover...
Love the pictures!! They are great!
Have no idea how true this is:
I'm sorry but it does look like it quit. The veins should still be as prominent as they were when you saw them last week. Looks like they are receding.
Hey- I don't know whether to help my ducks. I a hatching call duck eggs and today is the due date- they are all moving and can hear the occasional cheep and they internally pipped about 29-30 hours and their beaks are nowhere near the top of the egg to start internally pipping?! What shall I do? Shall I make a small hole?! Any advice and plans would be amazing !!
Edited by RubyNala97 - 3/29/16 at 5:26am