Egg Pipped/Cracked in middle.....

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Yes, that's why this pip is also the internal pip? Did you take it out of the incubator to candle? The incubator should not be opened if there is a pipped egg because it will let all of the humidity out and shrink-wrap them. Then they'll have to be assisted, which ends up becoming a whole mess.
I had to open the incubator, to add more warm water as the humidity had fallen to 58%. So he candled it quickly while I added water to the reservoirs. Been having a hard time keeping the humidity up now. Before I couldn't keep it down, now I can't seem to keep it up high enough. I even have a moist cloth in there as well right below the heat element. :/
 
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I had to open the incubator, to add more warm water as the humidity had fallen to 58%. So he candled it quickly while I added water to the reservoirs. Been having a hard time keeping the humidity up now. Before I couldn't keep it down, now I can't seem to keep it up high enough. I even have a moist cloth in there as well right below the heat element. :/
Ok. What I do is fill a mist bottle with hot water, and mist the eggs a few times. Don't drench them, just a fine mist. You'll have to open the incubator to do it, but it should be fine.
 
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Ok. What I do is fill a mist bottle with hot water, and mist the eggs a few times. Don't drench them, just a fine mist. You'll have to open the incubator to do it, but it should be fine.
Okay I will do that when/if the humidity falls again. We are also thinking about adding a new clean dampened sponge.
 
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Okay I will do that when/if the humidity falls again. We are also thinking about adding a new clean dampened sponge.
I would definitely add a new clean sponge. You could cut it into 4 and put them in different spots in your incubator. I did this so humidity was more even. I also my last hatch had a side pipper and although I did assist in the end he/she made really good progress with pushing and cracking shell apart. So your chick may hatch fine😊Mine could not rotate and actually was stuck to the shell by one wing so I was pleased I did help. But I only helped after 30 hours approx. I wish you luck.
 
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I would definitely add a new clean sponge. You could cut it into 4 and put them in different spots in your incubator. I did this so humidity was more even. I also my last hatch had a side pipper and although I did assist in the end he/she made really good progress with pushing and cracking shell apart. So your chick may hatch fine😊Mine could not rotate and actually was stuck to the shell by one wing so I was pleased I did help. But I only helped after 30 hours approx. I wish you luck.
Thank you so much for the words of wisdom and inspiration. I'm so thankful for such great people here to help guide us.
 
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So now this, and humidity is at 61%. Is it ok for the membrane to be against the sponge so it doesn't dry out and shrink wrap? Or do I need to quickly pull the sponge away and just have it near the egg? The piece of shell is off now about the size of a dime, and it has poked a teeney tiny split in the membrane. Still peeping and moving. LoL the wonders of mother nature! Ugghh I didn't read up on malpositioned chicks ahead of time! Every day is a learning experience here.
 
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So now this, and humidity is at 61%. Is it ok for the membrane to be against the sponge so it doesn't dry out and shrink wrap? Or do I need to quickly pull the sponge away and just have it near the egg? The piece of shell is off now about the size of a dime, and it has poked a teeney tiny split in the membrane. Still peeping and moving. LoL the wonders of mother nature! Ugghh I didn't read up on malpositioned chicks ahead of time! Every day is a learning experience here.
I don't think it should be touching the membrane. Just have it near the egg. Read this article if you haven't already. Read the whole thing. https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/guide-to-assisted-hatching-for-all-poultry.72886/
 

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