Eggs dry pipping

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by JecaRaven, Oct 31, 2015.

  1. JecaRaven

    JecaRaven Out Of The Brooder

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    Day 20 silkie eggs are pipping the shell but seem unable to break through the membrane. 2 eggs started yesterday and 3 more today. The membranes are opaque white. I've had them at 70% humidity since day 18 but they seem to be drying out. The incubator is homemade forced air and the temp has been steady 99*. It's been a least 20 hours since first pip and no zipping. I'm afraid of them suffocating. What should I do?
     
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    JecaRaven Out Of The Brooder

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    Never mind. I got 5/6 chicks. One is a paint!
     

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