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pipping but not hatching, need the experts help

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So Im on day 21 and 2 of my 13 silkie eggs have pipped.  First one was over 24 hours ago and the other about 8.  Im getting nervous about the one that pipped over 24 hours ago it doesnt seem to be progressing.  My temp is at 100, day 1-18 humidty has been in 40's.. Since lockdown it has been about 65-68.  Everything I seem to read says to let nature take its course and I dont want to mess anything up for the other setting eggs, is it normal to take this long? Should i try to help?

post #2 of 9
Oh no dont help!! A bird has to absolutely hatch itself to survive. Its a phenomenon that if they dont come out on their own, they'll die. Trust me when I say if you attempt to help it from the shell, it will die. Its a tiring process and does take some time. Some are quicker than others. Resist the temptation to go in the incubator a thousand times.
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Thank you I needed to hear that, I started second guessing myself.. I just heard some chirping so I know it is at least still alive.  Does the humidity sound alright at 66-67 I keep hearing about them getting shrink wrapped and not able to peck through the membrane if it is to low. 

post #4 of 9

Patience grasshopper...lol humidity is where mine was when my 1st hatched this morning, I have had one pipped for a long time too and just noticed a teeeny bit of progress!
 

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Well I have helped several out in the last few days. Humidity must of been wrong and they were to big. the first one pipped and when I noticed it was dead after pip. I immediately opened the large end on the rest and all had broke through the membrane. I bumped the humidity up to 80% and removed most of the large end and kept an eye on them.Kept the mebrane damp and they all pushed out and I never lost a one. 6 total and I helped them all.

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post #6 of 9
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I already had one die at 36 hours I pulled it out because it was'nt making any progress and it was dead.  Now another has been pipped for over 18 hours and I can hear it pecking but its not getting anywhere humidity is at 68 I added more h2o but I dont think it's helping.  Should I try to help, keep in mind there is still 9 eggs in there that have not pipped this is end of day 21.  It's so frustrating because they are fully formed.  Please help!!!!

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Anybody out there I really need some advice, I'm such an amateur!

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Well, im sorry for your distress.....I know its confusing when reading conflicting advice, all I can tell you is that my wife ALWAYS helps some chickens out. I could not tell you how many 100's she would have saved over the years.  I have even seen her with a chicken in the sink been bathed in warm water to "Unstick" the shell from the chicken.

I am not saying this is right or wrong, simply telling you what works for my wife.

 

Hope your hatch is successful.

 

Cheers...........The Dog

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 I know this is late but.... If you dont see progress take a pair of tweezers and carefully pip an line around the egg where the chick started to pip. Do not tear the inner membrane in the process just in case the chick hasnt absorbed all the blood into itself yet. Then give it a half hour to see if it will push out on its own. If it doesnt and the inner membrane blood vessels are pretty much empty then remove the top half of the egg shell the peel back the membrane. Then let the chick come out of the shell on its own. If it cant do that on its own there is little chance it will survive.
 

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I am a Maine farm girl! 2 horses, 2 dogs, 2 beef calves, 2 cats, a 75 gal fish tank, a Ball python, numerous barnyard banties and 9 EE's and three Muscovy ducks. Holy cow sounds like alot to see it written out!! :)

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