got my first pipping on day 22 now day 24 moving but not hatching?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MrViskers, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. MrViskers

    MrViskers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the first chick pipped on day 22 i suspect all the other little ones died in the shell [​IMG] but this once chick has just been wobbling for 2 days with just the one small hole in its shell everytime i tap the lid to the incubator it responds by wobbling.. I believe i should take action and break the shell to the free the egg. does anyone think this is a good idea?
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  2. scooby8863

    scooby8863 Out Of The Brooder

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    Usually after this long I would help it out of it's shell. Some people say that you shouldnt ever help because they might be deformed or something, but usually I help them out anyway.

    I just use some tweezers and slowly chip away JUST THE SHELL around the egg as if to mimic the zipping....You will notice there's two membranes I slowly peel the harder OUTER MEMBRANE OFF BEING VERY CAREFUL NOT TO TEAR THE OTHER ONE,
    THIS MAY CAUSE BLEEDING BUT IF ITS BEEN 2 DAYS MOST VEINS SHOULD BE DRY BY NOW.....KEEP A WET Q-TIP ON HAND TO MOISTEN THE MEMBRANES.
    if it starts to bleed put it back in the incubator and try in about 10-15 minutes.

    If you have any other ?'s feel free to shoot away! [​IMG]
     
  3. Melissa Rose

    Melissa Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had to do that on my last hatch because I had the humidity to high while I incubated them. They were stuck. Three died before I realized this.
     
  4. MrViskers

    MrViskers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes it kind of strange one minute they are shaking like there's no tomorrow ... 6 minutes later they die, this is my first hatch hopefully next month I will try with success
    like they say you may never know, If you never try.
     

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