belly button say WHAT

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mahen8622, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. mahen8622

    mahen8622 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok so i am having a great time hatching for the first time however i staggered a hatch and every chick from the 2nd hatch has had problems with the embilacal ( not sure of spelling) cord/ belly button . it isnt closed shut yet and there is a little yolk left out or guts i guess, i have hatched a couple of these chicks out with hatching bc the skin in the eggs were to rubbery. all of these chicks have dided i am assuming bc their belly buttons/yolk werent obsorbed or sealed... what the heck is the problem here???
    they have all pipped or popped out a section of the egg so i know they were ready to hatch... Any advice?!
     
  2. pnp4kidz

    pnp4kidz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Some of the posts indicate that they sometimes pip a few days before hatching, and that time is spent absorbing the yolk...
    I'd let them hatch on their own myself...
    sorry about the losses...
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    The bloody or rough navels can be caused by too high humidity. I would also not help them hatch, if they can't hatch on their own they aren't very good anyway. Unless it is something like the humidity was too low, causing them to stick. Were they pullet eggs? That can make the membrane/shell extra thick. Just make sure, if you do help, that you wait at least 24 hours after they first pip. It can take 24-48 hours, from pip to hatch [​IMG] Oh, and last I checked, you pm inbox was full again [​IMG]

    My bad...according to this site--> http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/AA204 rough navels are due to high temps. But it probably didn't help that you helped them some. Next time, just drop some wet paper towels in there to increase the humidity, and wait a few hours. That usually will bring it up enough to allow them to hatch.
     
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  4. mahen8622

    mahen8622 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks all thats great info and yeah the 9 chicks that hatched b4 them all stuck and needed help so that why i helped these lil guys [​IMG]
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Always use paper towel to increase the humidity. Just fold a sheet in half, twice, wet it, and drop it in. You would be amazed how much it will bring the humidity up.
     
  6. mahen8622

    mahen8622 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yay! thatll be PERFECT ive been using wash clothes and thatll bump it up for a lil while but hten itll bottom out ive been really frustrated

    ps! i cleaned out a few of my messages so email away lol
     
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  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:Bout time!! [​IMG]

    You can put a wet sponge on top of the paper towel, or a small bowl and use the towel as a wick, so that way you won't have to open it to keep the towel wet. A sponge works well for me.
     
  8. mahen8622

    mahen8622 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i nw all of my emails have such great info in them i hate to delete them incase i forget what peopel tell me lol so i guess i need a folder or something lol
     
  9. mahen8622

    mahen8622 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hey im hitin tha hay i have an early 4:30 wake up call for work ( damit lol pray for patience for my chickens they hate when i work early lol)
     

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