Egg shrinkwrapped?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hlf1996, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. hlf1996

    hlf1996 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2011
    I moistened the membrane and am letting the chick do the rest. I hope he hatches happy and healthy. When moistening the membrane I could still see veins so I know he wont be ready to hatch for a while. If you would like to share your experiences I would appreciate it, thanks so much.
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2011
  2. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    Shrink wrapped: before pipping, both inner and out membranes dry tight around the chick; caused by too little humidity throughout incubation. The signs of shrink wrapped are that the inner membrane turns a dark brown color and there is no space between the chick and egg. It is usually flapping around under ideal conditions from the chick breathing.

    Sticky chick: after pipping, the liquids dry becoming glue-like followed by concrete-like; caused by too little humidity during lockdown

    Just peel back more of the shell and wet the membrane with a Q-tip. Be very gentle around the veins. Then wrap him and egg in a damp paper towel (not covering the beak) and put him back in the bator.

    Best Wishes,
  3. MaransGuy

    MaransGuy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 25, 2007
    Greenfield, MA
    How did you see the membrane? If the veins are still active there should have only been the tiny little pip in the shell and no need for moistening anything.
  4. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    Quote:They changed their post a little bit ago...there was a entire reasoning and question part.....guess you missed out on that one.....
  5. blazensasha

    blazensasha Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 4, 2011
    Old Miakka,FL
    Had a alittle peep I had to do the peel and paper towel thing baby turned out fine your's will too.

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