D'Uccle eggs hatching. On pins and needles

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  1. GldnValleyHens

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    I have 2 D'Uccle eggs in the bator, on day 20-21, I have lost count. I have an internal pip on one. The humidity reads at around 57%, goes up to 63. It is very humid out right now, I am afraid of the membranes being so wet they drown. Should I amp the humidity? I am afraid of shrink-wrapping too! Don't know what exactly to do.
     
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  2. obicat

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    At this stage leave everything alone and walk away from the incy for a few hours. The very worst thing you can do right now is to fiddle with temp or humidity.

    I do get how you feel. I make myself leave the house when chicks start hatching otherwise I'd drive myself mad!
     
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    I know! I should just walk away, I want that chick so bad. It is peeping now, and the beak is in the aircell. Wish I could get a pic, but my phone is the flashlight, so can't really do that....
    @Pyxis, what shall I do? Should I make a safety hole? I've scoured your article, but would like firsthand advice. It is peeping, beak high in the aircell.
    SAFTEY HOLE?
     
  4. Pyxis

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    How long has it been internally pipped? It never really hurts to put in a safety hole, so you could if you wanted to.

    I'd make sure the humidity in the incubator is at least 65%. At this point, as long as they lost enough moisture over the incubation period, they're not in danger of drowning if they humidity in the incubator is raised :)
     
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    For a good 15 hours at least now. I will raise the humidity. It is at 57% now, I will do what ya say!
     
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    A6D943A2-4879-47CA-8F43-4C374F69C4E1.jpeg A6D943A2-4879-47CA-8F43-4C374F69C4E1.jpeg So I went down to find a pip, I chipped away at the air cell, and it was really dry so I wetted it with coconut oil and a qtip. There are veins as you can see, and it is still absorbing the yolk, because it is yawning. See that spot of red? I don’t remember if that was there when I wetted it, but when I was gently rubbing in that area the chick made a squeal. @Pyxis, help me! Will it bleed to death?!!!!!!!!!!
     

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    Sort of freaking out!!!!!
     
  8. GldnValleyHens

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    well, it hasn't bled to death, it's alright. The veins seems thinner, but it's still absorbing.
     
  9. Pyxis

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    Sorry, I was sleeping. All looks fine, now you just need to wait and let it do its thing :)
     
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    No prob! So eggsited! ( lol) just want this little guy to survive! Thanks!
     

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