- May 13, 2015
This is my first time incubating and my eggs are on day 24 now. I candled last night and out of 10, 2 of them were really moving a lot, 7 were dark and full, hard to see and one looked like it had died. I saw hazy spots and a blood ring. I decided to open the "dead" egg to see what was going on. When I cracked open the air pocket there was a wiggling chick under the membrane. I quickly wrapped him in damp paper towel and put him back in the incubator. I've been moistening the membrane with a qtip and can clearly see the chick with his head between his feet. Will he eventually be able to hatch this way or do I need to assist? What about the other eggs? Is it normal for the whole batch to be this late? I'm using a homemade incubator with a fan and tray of water under the egg rack with sponges in it for humidity. Temps did fluctuate a bit but I've been quick about getting it back on track, checking every couple hours. Are my babies ever gonna hatch?