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Getting worried

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sierra pachie bars, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. Sierra pachie bars

    Sierra pachie bars Queen of the Lost

    Nov 8, 2008
    I have a batch of Light Brahmas in my bator. They are at day 21 today. I am worried. I hear peeps and one is slowly breaking thru. But not really progressing. It's been since this morning the baby has been working to get out. I am only opening to add water , I also have a wet sponge in there. I think I am just being a worry wart [​IMG]
  2. Jamie821

    Jamie821 Songster

    Sep 26, 2008
    Niota, Tennessee
    they can take up to twenty four hours after pip to hatch. You can add water through your vent holes with straw and syringe. When you open bator during the last three days the humidity goes out and dry air comes in and this can dry out the membrane and the chick wont be able to turn in the egg to zip. Should not open bator at all. I wouldnt worry yet it hasnt been over twenty four hours. But dont open bator anymore
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Patience and sit on your hands!! [​IMG]
  4. Sierra pachie bars

    Sierra pachie bars Queen of the Lost

    Nov 8, 2008
    Well one that has been working all day is now out [​IMG] I've been waiting for these babies so hard to get anything other then RR's in my area. So I decided to hatch my own. I'm excited and hoping this little guy lets others know how roomy it is in the outside world. My niece and nephew have stayed the past two nights waiting, so I am so happy they got to watch. To watch the kids faces, it's so neat. I will be taking advice and sitting on my hands for the rest to hatch.[​IMG]
  5. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    CONGRATS on the first baby out !!

    Whats your hum at ?

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