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I do have a hygrometer, it's reading almost 70% (it's calibrated). So, I decided to help them and the three (found another) were all shrinkwrapped!! What in the world!!!!! So they are wrapped in their paper towels until the veins dry. The other 7, one appears dead (yes, I candled hide.gif) and the others are piercing the air cell, so they will be helped out once they pip.

Obviously too much air is coming in through the cracks or something and is shrink wrapping them right off the bat, poor guys.

 

ETA 2 of the chicks pipped veins, but the blood dried..why did it not kill them?

 

ETA again, After these 3 were put back, I doused the incubator in water, the humidity is almost 80%, will that be high enough for the ones that have not pipped yet, to not be shrinkwrapped so they can get out on their own?


Edited by Squawkbox - 3/3/12 at 10:29am
post #282 of 536
I have found that when I have to help out, I always have a bowl of corn starch at my side. If there is any bleeding what so ever, I dip them in the bowl. It clots right off. I have helped many many and I have never lost a one.
post #283 of 536

My one that was piped by 7:10am has made no progress. I tapped the shell and it cheeped. Another has a pip hole that was bloody? Suggestions??

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Good suggesion Newduckie!

I have 4 that I helped, they are still in the bator waiting. 4 havent pipped yet. I did help one but it died! It's guts were outside it's body..not the yolk sac :/.

The ones that aren't pipped wouldn't have been effected by me opening the bator..right???

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I have three that have had a pip hole for about 5 hrs and was wondering what to do as well.

 

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My one that was piped by 7:10am has made no progress. I tapped the shell and it cheeped. Another has a pip hole that was bloody? Suggestions??



 

 

post #286 of 536

I would keep waiting tennessee. I've also got chicks hatching today and one has been pipped since I got up at 5:30 this morning. I'm worried about it but I don't want to harm the rest. I have one more zipped that i'm waiting on hatching then I'll probably go on and take out the fluffies and help that one out. 5 hours ain't that long though. Sometimes it can take more than 24 to get from pip to zip.

I've also heard thunderstorms can mess up your hatch, and mine were already started pipping when those storms came through TN yesterday. Only about half mine are out right now. I expected more.

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Great..Thanks!!  I've got 3 chicks so far with no problems, so I'm hoping there will be more by tomorrow.
 

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I would keep waiting tennessee. I've also got chicks hatching today and one has been pipped since I got up at 5:30 this morning. I'm worried about it but I don't want to harm the rest. I have one more zipped that i'm waiting on hatching then I'll probably go on and take out the fluffies and help that one out. 5 hours ain't that long though. Sometimes it can take more than 24 to get from pip to zip.

I've also heard thunderstorms can mess up your hatch, and mine were already started pipping when those storms came through TN yesterday. Only about half mine are out right now. I expected more.



 

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I think one of my eggs is moving.fl.gif

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Originally Posted by sunny & the 5 egg layers View Post

It is day 20 for me. No rocking, No peeping, No pipping. hu.gif  Do the eggs have to rock before they pip? Or will they sometimes pip without peeping, or rocking? Should I be worried?

Congratulations to everyone with pips and chicks! celebrate.gif


Do you hear any tapping? It could be very faint....

 

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Originally Posted by Squawkbox View Post

Good suggesion Newduckie!

I have 4 that I helped, they are still in the bator waiting. 4 havent pipped yet. I did help one but it died! It's guts were outside it's body..not the yolk sac :/.

The ones that aren't pipped wouldn't have been effected by me opening the bator..right???



Any update?

1 Weim,1 Pomeranian, 2 Cats,2 fish tanks, flock of 30(or so ) BLRW chickens,flock of Banties(Cochins,Showgirls,Greylegs and Silkies), Flock of Ancona Ducks (B&W,Lav & W),Flock of Mallards (Blue Fawn and Restricteds) 6 Muscovies, 3 Narragansett Turkeys,2 Geese(Toulouse), 2 Budgies,2 zebra finch, 2 Cockatiels.... and oh yeah, 5 great kids( 2 have flown the coop) and an enabling hubby   

 

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1 Weim,1 Pomeranian, 2 Cats,2 fish tanks, flock of 30(or so ) BLRW chickens,flock of Banties(Cochins,Showgirls,Greylegs and Silkies), Flock of Ancona Ducks (B&W,Lav & W),Flock of Mallards (Blue Fawn and Restricteds) 6 Muscovies, 3 Narragansett Turkeys,2 Geese(Toulouse), 2 Budgies,2 zebra finch, 2 Cockatiels.... and oh yeah, 5 great kids( 2 have flown the coop) and an enabling hubby   

 

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