Originally Posted by PugBug
I stayed up all night, & today- have not been to bed yet. Here's the latest- the egg that pipped yesterday evening went over20 hours, she peeped, pecked & kept struggling but could not seem to get further. I was having a hard time seeing in the bator cause of high humidity- anyway I'll try to make a long story short- I discovered her problem was she had pipped the shell in the bottom middle of the egg (the WRONG, pointy end!) And b/c she had struggled w/o being able to go further w/ her zip, her membrane was paper white, and crispy- dried out where it was exposed. I could not take it anymore, I slowly picked away the shell, but the more I picked away I kept finding dry membrane. Over the next couple of hours I continued to pick away shell & membrane- bless her heart she was so excited to be able to move! I put her back in the bator, hoping she would dry but finally I took her out a while ago and put her in a small box, with felt on the bottom and put my brinsea brooder thingy in the box. I just checked and she is dry now, & talking up a storm to me She seems strong & perfectly healthy- she just had the misfortune of getting scrambled around during the egg shipment I guess. I still ca't figure out how she survived, & btw the air cell was in the correct place- I have been calling her my "Sugar Peeps" And still nothing has happened with the other 5 eggs yet. At this point considering I had to open the bator to help her out, and then knowing how she was lodged upside down- I am thinking I waiting until tonight, if still nothing from the other's I might candle them to see if I can tell anything. I don't even hear them peep or anything like I could hear her.... I just knew that she was alive & beginning to fade- so I know I risked the other's but I did what I had to do.... I hope they will make it.
PUG....GOOD JOB and you did the riight thing all the way ! ? What kind is she?
Sometimes they can be in their and no sound or movement at all... Just hang in there
What day is it?
Originally Posted by CamiLynn
I would like to join in the feb hatch! I have Amerucanas, Marans, and BLRW due to hatch on the 9th from both my incubator and a broody hen! Candled and so far I have 11 for sure and 2 questionable ones that I can't see in.
I just finished up my first incubator hatch last night with my own barnyard mix, and ended up w 5/7. So exciting and nerve wracking!
Good luck everyone!
Hello Cam glad to have you! I am setting some BLRW tonite !
They are shipped so not sure if they will hatch but will see.
5 of 7 that was a nice hatch It is so exciting isnt it?
Oh and My eggs will be hatching Feb 15,16 and 21st as i have more collecting now to set.
So that almost takes care of Feb for me. LOL