All but 1 dead, this one might not make it

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Corey NC, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. Corey NC

    Corey NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    all but 1 are dead, most unabsorbed yokes. 1 serama and 1 blue orp were very close to pipping. One of the orp/brahma is still alive, barely. I heard a shallow peeping and pipped it, i made a bigger hole than I meant. It has not gone through the membrane yet, I tore a little bit of the membrane and got blood. I put it back in that bator, it's peeps are shallow and raspy. Can I do anything to help or should I just wait?
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You may have to wait awhile. If the blood hasn't retracted, there isn't much you can do. And if it needs a bit longer to absorb the yolk, since the others have that problem, then I wouldnt do anymore for it right now. Do you think your humidity was really high the last few days?
     
  3. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    Oh that's to bad sorry to hear that. I would make sure it has a hole to breathe out of and make sure the humidity is enough to keep it from sticking to the baby.
     
  4. Corey NC

    Corey NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    The highest the humidity has gotten during the whole incubation is 85% when the second chick hatched.
     
  5. picklespickles

    picklespickles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2007
    :| good luck
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Well, that isn't unusual after they are in the middle of hatching for humidity to rise way up like that, so I'm not sure what the problem is. Even when you have that troubleshooting guide for incubation, sometimes nothing on the list seems like it could have been the cause. So, you got two, both Blue Orp/Buff Brahmas? I think I'm having a flashback! Wasnt it the same last time?
     
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Unabsorbed yolks? Sounds like temps were too low? How many days has it taken?
     
  8. Corey NC

    Corey NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    yes the last two were both the crosses too, and guess what the surviving egg is, those are some tough babies.
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I think she's going into Day 23 now, aren't you, Corey? Im headed to bed now, but I'll check first thing in the morning to see if that last little one made it out.
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2007
  10. Corey NC

    Corey NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    Day 21, temps have been pretty steady around 99.4 the lowest it went was 96 three days ago for maybe an hour or two. It has floated around 98.8 a few nights but not for long cause i'd up the temps.

    Nite cyn!
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2007

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