Hands on hatching and help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AmyLynn2374, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. pipAchick

    pipAchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Question to anyone who ships eggs.. How much do you folks "clean" them? I know there's a coating you don't want to scratch off(or have been told) but wondered if someone has experience with that?
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    What I like to do is chip away enough shell so I can get a better look at them. Of course I also make sure that their nostrils are free of shell, membrane, fluid, etc. Then I crank the humidity up, and this last hatch I draped a paper towel over them to keep the blowing air from drying them out, and that worked really well.

    Hopefully others will chime in.

    To others, please post what's on your mind, do not worry about contradicting me or stepping on my toes!

    -Kathy
     
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  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Note that the hole I make is just large enough to be sure the nostrils are clear.

    -Kathy
     
  4. CyndiD

    CyndiD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    as far as i can tell the membrane is not broken open yet?? do i make a hole in the membrane and pull a little of that away?
    this egg is on day 19.
    i did put a moist towel over the crack and dab it a little and then took it away & put if off to the side and the towel the egg is sitting on is wet/moist.
    anything ive missed?
    thank you so much for your reply
     
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  5. CyndiD

    CyndiD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i just noticed it at 10:20am, could of been hours??? I did ck on eggs at about 9am and didnt see it, so it has probly been about 1.5 hours?
     
  6. CyndiD

    CyndiD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it looks like it is bleeding, it is still alive. it is a red dorking??
     
  7. WVduckchick

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    Only day 19 and less than 12 hours.... I'd leave it alone for a while.

    Your air cell line looks small, it may have just not turned, and could hatch on its own. I'd give it till tomorrow morning, as long as its active. JMO
     
  8. CyndiD

    CyndiD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i tried to take a tiny bit of the membrane away and it started bleeding.. i put corn starch on it.
     
  9. CyndiD

    CyndiD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will leave it alone if i know the bleeding has stopped. thanks
     
  10. CyndiD

    CyndiD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this is Ali (the Pekin) and Canella (f/w-choco runner) ali is 12 days old and canella is 4 days old
    [​IMG] this was them 2 days ago. Adorable
     
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