Chicks in incubator soooo confused this hatch. Please help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by aliciaperez89, Oct 5, 2016.

  1. aliciaperez89

    aliciaperez89 New Egg

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    [​IMG][​IMG]So I had 22 eggs in the incubator (10 barbanter, 12 silkies. One day apart) about 7 hatched (7/10 barbanters) 48 hours ago. The other didn't even pip. So I took the live chicks out. Left the other eggs in an extra day, still no progress. I took them out, candled and saw no movement. I went to open them up to see and 5 were dead and 10 were still alive after I removed the air cell. I freed their beaks (3 I didn't free their beak as they are not in position to yet but were moving), wrapped air cell area with wet napkin and placed back in incubator and raised temp. (Their membrains were dry I'm assuming from when I took the other chickens out or because were on table to autopsy). 24 hours later all are still alive and chirping/moving but their blood vessels are still visible so I can't assist hatching. Any advice? They are show silkie chicks

    Update- one is out of the shell but just laying there nearly alive. I gave it a bit of pedialight but no progress yet but still breathing. It's yolk is fully absorbed. Please adive on this chick and the ones still in eggs
     
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  2. silkiecuddles

    silkiecuddles FortheLoveofSilkies

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    Here are the names of a few BYC members who could very likely help.

    @AmyLynn2374 @drumstick diva @Sally Sunshine

    Best of luck to you [​IMG]
     
  3. n8ivetxn

    n8ivetxn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the membrane is dry, you need to increase your humidity, not the temp.... if the blood vessels are still active and in tact, the chick really isn't ready to hatch just yet.

    Turn up the moisture! Add a wet sponge or a dish of water, a wet wash cloth....and then wait! [​IMG]
     
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  4. aliciaperez89

    aliciaperez89 New Egg

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    The moister is at 70-75 and has been. So far one hatched with assistance but is very weak idk if will live, and one more just hatched and is strong looks like. The rest died except 3 still alive in shells so far
     
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    n8ivetxn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For the entire incubation period?



    When they finally get out, they sleep a lot, so just let it rest and keep watch! [​IMG]
     
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  6. aliciaperez89

    aliciaperez89 New Egg

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    [​IMG]Yeah it can't seem to stand up. Two have fluffed out (the weak one and a strong one who was pipped for 2 days and hatched day 25). One just hatched after being pipped 3 days also. It's day 26 one is still in the shell pipped only for 3 days now but still has veins visable. Still alive the rest pipped and died (6 pipped and stayed pipped no progress and died).
     
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  7. n8ivetxn

    n8ivetxn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, it's taking a long time for them to develop.... I wonder if your temp was too low? Did you do a calibration check on your gauges before you started?

    Did you have any severe temperature drops?
     
  8. aliciaperez89

    aliciaperez89 New Egg

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    The one that couldn't walk died :(. 3 are living now the last one came out of it's shell so fingers crossed for it to fluff out
     
  9. n8ivetxn

    n8ivetxn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I hope so too.... sorry about the little one [​IMG]
     

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