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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    Hmm makes me wonder if silkies have a thicker membrane? Dunno keep us posted though!
     
  2. JillZ

    JillZ Out Of The Brooder

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    That was a great article! I think I just need to chill out a little and hope for lots of action tomorrow.

    If there is a chick in trouble trying to hatch and my humidity is in the high 60's, should I really try to boost humidity to the mid 70's before opening the incubator? Would spritzing hot water while opening the incubator keep from drying out pips (assuming I didn't spritz water Into the eggs?)
     
  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    When I assist I like at least 70%. I keep a couple wet sponges up on the screen at egg level so if I need to boost humidity I just rewet my sponge and stick it back in there. Some people spritz the inside of the bator, some use wet paper towels or scraps of cloth.
     
  4. JillZ

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    Ok. That's what I'll plan to do! Thank you!
     
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  5. CyndiD

    CyndiD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this was not the RD that has pipped at the wrong end. this is a 2nd RD that pipped, zipped and tried to hatch this morning after the 1st RD.
    the 1st RD is still alive and still in the same position. it has not zipped any or broken anymore shell off or opened the membrane up anymore.
    And, yes, i opened the dead one and it was fully absorbed and in correct position. there were some openings in the membrane for air to get in, i dont know why it died?? maybe b/c i kept opening up the bator for the 1st RD??? I am close to giving up on hatching... this is heartbreaking to me.
     
  6. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Good luck! Hope you see action soon.
     
  7. JillZ

    JillZ Out Of The Brooder

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    Feeling your pain. Hang in there.
     
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  8. CyndiD

    CyndiD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    does your bator have a temp probe attached to a wire? like this: [​IMG] can you see the "L" shaped probe? that is the heat thermometer. is yours like this? if so, i use to have temp spikes until i make sure i place the probe directly under the heater. does this make sense? try this and see if it makes a diff w/your temp spikes.
     
  9. CyndiD

    CyndiD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, is the duckling doing ok?? is she peeping? I would leave her for awhile and see if she tries to externally pip. IMO
     
  10. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    I've seen people use golf balls or something similar to anchor it down so that it stays in one place to stop temp fluctuations.
     

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