Egg pipped on wet paper towel- worried other will suffocate

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by clucknpeck, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. clucknpeck

    clucknpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hooray! One of my 2 eggs pipped this morning! But the humidity was down to 50 so I poured some water through the hole in the top. It usually lands in the water dish below but this time it landed on the paper towel. So now the eggs are sitting on a wet paper towel. Is that ok?
    The other issue- I had the thermometer up against the eggs last night, and I thought for sure I killed the eggs anyway, so I broke the golden rule, moved the thermometer and candled the egg. Well, within 2 seconds my candler broke as if to say 'you're not suppose to be doing that' and I got flustered and put the egg back in the bator. I am now worried I put it in on the opposite side it was originally laying for lockdown. Since the air cell sits at an angle to the side you layed them down for lockdown, could the chick pip in the wrong side and suffocate?
     
  2. red golden

    red golden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you think about it what happens to your other eggs when you have one chick hatch and runs around playing bumper cars with the other eggs. I would think it would be fine just keep an eye on it to pip.
     
  3. clucknpeck

    clucknpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha that's a very good point! Thanks for easing my mind a bit.
    Anyone have any say on the wet paper towel?
     
  4. clucknpeck

    clucknpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The other egg pipped!
     
  5. plund

    plund Out Of The Brooder

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    Congratulations. I hatched my first ever last Tuesday, sweet. Enjoy your chicks[​IMG]
     
  6. quail98

    quail98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im new to this site but have hatched quail for quite some time now started with a cheep incubater that swung temp a lot and still had a lot hach i made a new one that is awsome and have 90 eggs due today
    and had 2 already hached this morning so fingers crossed :)
     
  7. clucknpeck

    clucknpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yae we are hatching buddies!

    Plund- welcome and congrats!
     
  8. quail98

    quail98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you and good luck
     
  9. clucknpeck

    clucknpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    quail98- how did your hatch go?

    Everyone- both my eggs hatched! Here is a pic of the two. I took it with the eggs because I was trying to get an example of my eggs and the chicks that hatch from them.
    [​IMG]
     
  10. red golden

    red golden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats told ya it should be ok lol.
     

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