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EGGS Piped EARLY - **UPDATE pg 3

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chick2good4u, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. chick2good4u

    chick2good4u Songster

    Someone please HELP. My eggs are on day 19 and I have Pips! 4 have piped and have beaks poking out. There are 12 silkies and 2 standard faverolles. Only the silkies are piping. Some of the others are peeping from inside the egg! The problem I wasn't ready for early chicks and my humidity was to low - 36% - I have put water & sponges in to raise it. Also I turned the eggs this morning - was going to be the last time - did this hurt them? Also, we moved the incubator to a more visible spot before I realized they were piping and peeping so they cooled off some - will they survive? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    (I'm new at this....can you tell?) [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2008
  2. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    Too late to do much now except up the humidity and cross your fingers. Get them out of the turner if they are in one, and leave them alone. They might just surprise you and pop out of there fine! Keep us posted.
  3. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Songster

    Oct 1, 2008
    cny ny
    i had this happen a week ago. just get your humidity up asap. i don't think you hurt them. i candled mine, rolling it around made it peep and it hatched in less than ten hours. maybe you could wrap towels around the one that pipped. i don't know for sure but it sounds like a good way to get some moisture to it fast... good luck.
  4. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Songster

    Oct 1, 2008
    cny ny
  5. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    It's ok [​IMG]

    Chickens eggs always start to pip between day 19 and day 21 if anything your right on time [​IMG] you get an early show ..just sit back and enjoy [​IMG]
  6. chick2good4u

    chick2good4u Songster

    More just piped! How am I going to sleep tonight! [​IMG]
  7. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Songster

    Oct 1, 2008
    cny ny
    sleep, i don't think you will see much of that. [​IMG]
  8. chick2good4u

    chick2good4u Songster

    This is so awesome and nerve racking! Hum. is up to 68%. Where does it need to be again? All pips have broken through the membrane.
  9. chick2good4u

    chick2good4u Songster

    Some of the piped eggs have rolled a little - is that ok?
  10. MaransGuy

    MaransGuy Songster

    Oct 25, 2007
    Greenfield, MA
    They should be fine. Last summer I lost track of so many hatches and was turning stuff all the way to hatch time with no ill effects. Raise the humidity up some, leave them alone and I'm sure you will see chicks within the next couple days.


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