Analysis on the eggs that did not hatch *8 out update

SimplySplendidSilkies

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Ok so I had my first pip at 7 am then one at 9 and then again one at 330pm but not one chick has zipped. Temp is 99.8 and humidity was 70 but I bumped up to 77-80 about an hour and a half ago. Should I worry? When you say chick is shrink wrapped is it in the first membrane or the one closest to the chick with all the blood vessels in it? I can hear them chirpping, and they are still fighting. Could they be stuck? Hatch day is actually tomorrow at 6 am. And can shinning the light on them do any harm? Is there anything I can do at this point.
I am a freaking mess.
Thanks for your time,
Tisha
 
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sonew123

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Do NOTHING-sit on your hands your temps and humidity are perfect! Give them more time mom...Dont open bator-as tempted as it is youll do more damage than good... go for a walk -make desserts-stay on BYC:)
 

SimplySplendidSilkies

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Thank you guys I am a mess over this. Not touching the bator but I am a ball of nerves over this. I have not eaten. I keep getting up to do things but just keep going right back to the bator. I feel sick at my stomach. I am not cut out for this. I have had so much fun doing it but not sure I have what it takes at this point. It is just so real with them in there and to me is sounds like cries for help. I just want them to be ok.
I am on day 20 and a half if that matters. Actual hatch is tomorrow at 6 am.
I am going to sit in the coop for a few and take a break.
 

sonew123

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so your chicks are pipping early--saddle up hunny you have a long ride ahead of you:) It will be fine-they are not crying for help thats what they do-it is nerve wracking as Ive been there ALOT-I dont open bator or intervene until day 23-24 if at all. They need to do it themselves...breath oyur doing good-go enjoy your other babies for like another 24 hours-then check back on bator...LOL sorry couldnt help that ..even I couldn't do that!
 

silkiechicken

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If it's not even day 21, those are some early birds, give the whole bator at least till day 22 before you look again.
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SimplySplendidSilkies

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Not touching it not touching it. You guys really are the best.
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I have had a pretty rough day. I wish I would have posted earlier. When I acutally broke down and posted I was beginning to break down myself. The humidity is down to 76 which is ok but I really do not want it to go lower. The whole shrink wrapping mess scares me. I will try to eat and get some of my class work done. Dancing with the Stars comes on tonight so I should have luck not looking in the bator for that tim but however will I sleep. I just hear them now. If only they did not sound like a baby crying for help. I knew they would chirp but somehow never thought it would make me think they were crying for help till I heard it for myself. Breathing a long bath and some wine should do the trick.
Thanks again!
Tisha
Why would the 3 pip early? Did I do something wrong earlier on and is this a sign of problems to come? Not sure I will do this again! We shall see how this hatch goes. I really wanted to do this again but I am not so sure I am cut out for it. I do have the broodiest breed of chickens around from what I gather. Maybe next time just slip some eggs under one of them.
 

gryeyes

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The 3 would pip early because Nature is not on a strict schedule.

I could go into further detail but it comes right down to this: For everything, there is a time. It is not the same time as others, nor is it according to OUR time, but it is in sync with what Nature allows.

And isn't that just wonderful??
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ETA: and so royally annoying at times!!!
 
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SimplySplendidSilkies

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Gryeyes this is not fun. I still need to go eat gonna do that now. I wont be gone long as the bator is sitting here next to the computer. Thanks for all the help and support guys. I can't promise not to look but I do promise not to open. And only shine the light when necessary, it is pretty strong and I am afraid it will dry them out as well. I use the cheap one mostly so it is not nearly as strong or put out half the amount of heat.
 

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