In the Brooder
- Aug 15, 2015
I have never had a chick that pipped & didn't hatch out healthy. I'm heartbroken but worse now I'm scared for the rest. I set 7 eggs, 1 hatched last night & one this morning. I moved them to the brooder together. Then 3 more pipped. Humidity has been low but I didn't want to open the bator. Finally, after a few hours, I couldn't take it anymore. There was no progress on the other three at all. The one that didn't make it has a very tough, dry membrane. I made a slightly larger breathing area for the other two pips to help avoid suffocation but I don't know if I should do more! They are both still trying on & off but I'm sure they are wearing out. They have been pipped since this morning.