Ahh hatching help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by poultrykeeper08, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had to help a chick hatch this morning becasue the chick had pipped but the other chick had peced at the pip and broke the pieces that were raised off and the membrane dried and constricted around the chick

    Now i have another chick hatching and the chick has piped but keeps sticking its beak out of the whole and the top of the beak is rubbing against the shell and its cutting the chick skin and now its bloody . On top of that theere is like an orangy/yellow goo all over the chick . What is this ??

    Are my problems due to humidity or something ?
     
  2. pegasuschick

    pegasuschick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone told me that too high humidity can cause sticking too and it does make that gooey stuff apparently. What is your humidity at?
    Gina [​IMG]
     
  3. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its actually really low for some reaon its at 36 . Is it becasue i have chicks hatching and eggs still incubating ?

    Ahhh its the last araucana to hatch and its white !!![​IMG]
     
  4. pegasuschick

    pegasuschick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have chicks hatching in the bator and you haven't had it open the humidity should be high not low. The reason is that the chicks are wet when they hatch so up goes the humidity.
    Are you sure your hygrometer is correct?
    Gina [​IMG]
     
  5. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OOOPS i did open the door 3 times [​IMG]

    Is it my fault ??/ Maybe i should buy a hatcher ??
     
  6. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    Get a cup of hot water and a straw. take out a plugg where you can put water in without dropping on egg. Draw up water and deposit in the whole. after you get a couple teaspoons in close all the plugs so the hum can come back up.
     
  7. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    hot water does wonders to bring humidity up....
     
  8. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a sportsman ill have to see if the plugs are about the water tray .

    Thanks for the help
     
  9. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    You can take a couple socks or rag. Put in very hot water and quickly toss in the bator
     
  10. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    yeah, it won't go much lower than it already has. I would just open it instead of messing with straws etc. The socks or rags is a good idea
     

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