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Help please! Early hatching issues

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I am hatching silkies in a little giant 9300 with fan and egg turner. My 2nd hatch. I have another thermometer inside to gauge temp and humidity.Temp has been 99.5 the whole time and humidity kept between 30-35%. (just fyi purposes)Yesterday(Day 18) I woke up to chirps got excited and ran to incubator to get it in lockdown. 2 chicks had pipped and started zipping. I had candled them the evening before and none had even pipped. So, I created a steam room in my bathroom in order to get them out of egg turner without hurting them. I waited til temp and humidity were 85 degrees and 60%(more humidity than was in incubator) These chicks continue to chirp now(over 24 hours later) but have not progressed.

I was wondering if they could be shrink wrapped or stuck because of the low humidity when they started pipping/zipping. How long should I wait? Any other info, ideas, suggestions are greatly appreciated!
Here's a pic of one

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If they zipped that far and have been like that for a few hours I'm guessing they may be stuck. There is a very good guide to assisted hatching here with instructions on how to help: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/step-by-step-guide-to-assisted-hatching

 

Good luck!

 

“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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If they zipped that far and have been like that for a few hours I'm guessing they may be stuck. There is a very good guide to assisted hatching here with instructions on how to help: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/step-by-step-guide-to-assisted-hatching

 

Good luck!

xs 2. My philosophy is give them 24 hours between pip and zip, but if they start zipping and aren't out in a half hour, I'm going in there.....

Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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Thank you both! I was so scared to do it.. But I freed them and they're bouncing around chirping like crazy.. Waking up the others! Everything I read was back and forth.. But I knew it was my fault I didn't lock them down earlier.. They knew when to pip and zip smile.png
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Thank you both! I was so scared to do it.. But I freed them and they're bouncing around chirping like crazy.. Waking up the others! Everything I read was back and forth.. But I knew it was my fault I didn't lock them down earlier.. They knew when to pip and zip smile.png

:thumbsup  Good job!


Edited by AmyLynn2374 - 4/18/16 at 4:29pm

Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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:highfive:

 

“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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