Did I mess things up for this chick? PICS

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MuskokaChick, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. MuskokaChick

    MuskokaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am on Day 18 and I just turned the eggs for the last time and increased the water for humidity...as I turned one egg I noticed it had a x shape crack in it...being a first timer, I am assuming it has pipped.

    This is one of the eggs I took from a broody hen (so if I hadn't of taken it, it's hatch day would be today) There is another one that's hatch day is today, but nothing yet, and two other eggs hatch day is supposed to be Tuesday

    *sigh*

    Anyway...I guess if this chick makes it out and survives, once she is dry just scoop her out and Hope the other 3 start?

    I am just worried that the pip was on the underside and I turn for that last time and now the pip spot is on the upperside...did I just mess things up for this chick?
     
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  2. teutschb

    teutschb Out Of The Brooder

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    I would say to leave the crack face up, but if you've turned it and are in lockdown to not open it again. Are you sure the crack wasn't in there when you took them from the hen? How long have they been in the incubator since you took them from the mom? I have had some hatch on the bottom of the egg and still made it. If the egg can wiggle at hatching it should be ok. I'm not a pro at this, and maybe someone can offer better advise than me, but it is a wait and see game sometimes. I wish you and your chicks the best![​IMG]
     
  3. MuskokaChick

    MuskokaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This egg was laid on June 11th (I dated them)
    I took it from the hen on June 14th and put it in the bator with eggs laid on June 10th, 12, 13, 14.

    The crack has never been there before...I candled on Day 14 and last night to see if there was still movement (Day 17) there was

    Here is the picture

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  4. cmfarm

    cmfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That looks like a pip to me. It shouldn't matter how it is faced, up or down. Eggs get kicked around and roll about a lot and it doesn't affect them that much.
     
  5. MuskokaChick

    MuskokaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just trying to get the humidity up...

    I have had it at 45 for the last 18 days...

    I have seen different levels from different people. I am thinking I need to get it up to 70%...is this right?

    thanks
     
  6. LilyD

    LilyD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes between 65 and 75 is ideal if you can get it within that range.
     
  7. MuskokaChick

    MuskokaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the temp at 99.9 and the humidity is holding at 72%

    Here is 12hour since I noticed the first pip

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  8. Wyogirl

    Wyogirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That is way cool, what type of camera are you using???
    Ayda
     
  9. MuskokaChick

    MuskokaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]

    Well they are not professional pictures in the least! lol

    I am using my Nikon D200 (macro lens)

    I am a photographer, have stuff in a gallery in town.

    www.shannonlafferty.blogspot.com


    My daughters are so excited and got the brooder ready...trying to teach them patience...and that the egg might not hatch for a couple of days yet.

    [​IMG] I am Deaf in my left ear and very Hard of Hearing in my right, so I have asked my daughters to put their ear to the glass to see if they hear anything...nope...oh well. [​IMG]
     

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