baby hatching please help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by naakte, May 8, 2011.

  1. naakte

    naakte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my first egg to hatch and this is day 20 for my serama's ut has cracked the egg and the egg has rolled. is this ok or should I put the bator in my bathroom raise humidity and turn the egg back over. I hear it chirping inside the egg too. i think that is normal. I am a mess what should I do???? leave it? or turn egg chiped side up?

    Donna in Branson
     
  2. tinydancer87

    tinydancer87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would open incubator and turn egg back over, working quickly. Sometimes I use surrounding eggs to help prop up a roller. Once the chick starts to actually emerge though, it's ok for it to roll around.
     
  3. mycutekitties

    mycutekitties Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2009
    Modesto, California
    I would just leave it alone..... but that's just me.
     
  4. naakte

    naakte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I rolled it back over. but now the chirping has stopped... do you think I hurt it?? poor lil baby:(
     
  5. naakte

    naakte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is completely stressful. I now have 3 trying to hatch out. they have not broken the membrane though. only the shell is cracked and only in one area . humidity is at 72 percent
     
  6. jettgirl24

    jettgirl24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2010
    Duvall, WA
    If they have pipped the shell they have probably pipped the membrane. Your humidity is plenty high, I wouldn't let it get higher. I usually keep mine between 60 and 65%. It can take 24 hours after a pip to hatch so you just have to sit on your hands and wait it out... And resist the urge to open the bator and mess with them [​IMG]
     
  7. Yaaay Donna, hooray for pips!! You got them this far, they'll make it on out.
    I know it's tough, but now's when you need to be patient.
    Good luck!
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    Lisa
     

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