External Pip No zipping yet-30 hours...Need advice

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by pamelajy15, Nov 13, 2013.

  1. pamelajy15

    pamelajy15 Chirping

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    I have some eggs hatching...it is an elementary attempt. The first chick hatched with no problem and is doing fine. Two chicks hatched and I lost both of them...They pipped 6 hours after the first chick and hatched the next morning. They were weak, wet, never strong enough to stand on their own. temp is just below 100. I supplemented with electrolytes in water to them and they did get stronger for the day but I lost them in the end.

    One egg began an external pip 30 hours ago. Strong tapping and peeping. Pip is open about 1/2" starting to dry around the edges. Chick is getting weaker...trying to leave her alone. Misting the shell when I check on it. Any thoughts on when I should assist? I do not want to lose this one.

    Incubator is a closet, heated. Temps are good. I'm in Florida, humidity is ever present. Chicks are mixed breed...Roo was a buff Orp...This chick, from a Jersey Giant hen.

    Lost my sweet Roo to a Barred Owl three weeks ago and in my sadness, set some of his eggs...what a learning curve.
    Thanks
     

  2. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Songster

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    HI & [​IMG],
    You should re-post this in the Incubating & Hatching Eggs forum. Or go to Sally Sunshine page she has articles on hatching. She may be on the site now. Good Luck.
     
  3. pamelajy15

    pamelajy15 Chirping

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    Thanks...Too late, I realized I posted in the wrong forum and reposted there.
     
  4. MsChickenMomma

    MsChickenMomma Crowing

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    [​IMG] Glad to have you join us! I hope the rest of the hatch goes okay. [​IMG]
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC! Good luck with your hatch.
     
  6. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! I will keep my fingers crossed for you.
     
  7. [​IMG]
    Try posting in Incubating and Hatching Eggs, I don't know if Sally minds me saying this but: Sally Sunshine who is a BYC member knows a lot about that!

    Edit:
    I am editing to say I just realised that someone else said this too.
     
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  9. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    Welcome and enjoy BYC!
    Steve :frow
     

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