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Chicks started hatching in egg turner(Day 18) Help!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pippymcpipster, Apr 18, 2016.

  1. pippymcpipster

    pippymcpipster Hatching

    Apr 18, 2016
    I am hatching silkies in a little giant 9300 with fan and egg turner. My 2nd hatch. I have another thermometer inside to gauge temp and humidity.Temp has been 99.5 the whole time and humidity kept between 30-35%. (just fyi purposes)Yesterday(Day 18) I woke up to chirps got excited and ran to incubator to get it in lockdown. 2 chicks had pipped and started zipping. I had candled them the evening before and none had even pipped. So, I created a steam room in my bathroom in order to get them out of egg turner without hurting them. I waited til temp and humidity were 85 degrees and 60%(more humidity than was in incubator) These chicks continue to chirp now(over 24 hours later) but have not progressed.

    I was wondering if they could be shrink wrapped or stuck because of the low humidity when they started pipping/zipping. How long should I wait? Any other info, ideas, suggestions are greatly appreciated!
    Here's a pic of one


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