Hands on hatching and help

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

  1. JillZ

    JillZ Out Of The Brooder

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    Ha! You made me laugh with the nose prints thing. I think I probably have a million too! So we are at day 21.5 here and a lot has gone on since last night. 2 of the shipped BLRWyandottes have hatched!!! WOOOOHOOOO! And they are hilarious. Thinking about calling them "Willy" and "Nilly". I've had a really sad thing happen though. The first little one to pip, pipped at the wrong end. I had such a terrible hatch last time, that I didn't want to open the bator because the other two had also pipped and were working pretty furiously. The upside down one is no longer doing anything and has been still since 3 am. So I am Totally second guessing myself. Should I have gone in and assisted the upside down pipper and risked a no hatch for the other two? Argh. The last hatch when I opened the incubator everything turned into one disaster. So . . . that is 3/10 of the shipped eggs that have pipped. 2/10 made it! Since early this morning I have had 3 more pips from the shipped eggs, but seems to be no progress since then. The two chicks that did hatch seem to have that yellow concretey stuff on them. They are only partly fluffy. Not wet, just like something is on them that won't let their down fluff.

    Help Please. Any advice appreciated! I have 3 hygrometers in and they are averaging around 69 right now. It had gone up to about 75 after both chicks hatched, but now seems to have settled back down.

    Should I really try to boost humidity right now to help the pippers? Or am I just being impatient and it may take quite a while for the other 3 pips to start zipping? The membranes from the two hatched chicks in the shells is really looking hard and crusty yellowish. Does that mean that all of the membranes on the ones that have pipped have turned hard now since it's taking a while and they can't get out anymore?

    BTW< I am hatching in a forced air styro bator.
     
  2. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

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    So glad they are all still kicking!!


    Hi Ravyn!!
    I did!! You must have missed it. Someone was having issues with calls. :)

    Yes, this exact thing happened to me! I ran that batch low, 25% and someone said my humidity must have been to high throughout incubation.

    Is the membrane still around the chick or is it totally free?

    Is she still on the nest? How do you know the chick was dead?

    Thank you! Feeling like garbage!! Hope I wake up feeling better. Looks like fertility shot back up then! Good to know. How are you doing?

    Great job on this hatch!
     
  3. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

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    The new eggs arrived today. A quick look at air cells today didn't show me much but I'll check the tonight when it's darker. From what I can see I didn't have any really horrible ones, but I'll know more later. I got the biggest kick out of the box....

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  4. quackshack74

    quackshack74 Out Of The Brooder

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    Stressed here!
    Okay I I started lock down Monday (ish) thinking today was the hatch date. I was off by 1 day so Friday night is the true 28th day.
    My 1st egg quit on.me 2 weeks in. This 2nd egg developed, I peeked last night & saw a little flutter by the air sack& quickly put egg back in, temperature didn't drop much at all.
    I'm having a really bad personal day , and am very anxious for this egg to hatch. So I was misting just now before bed & decided to have 1 last peek. Either it is too full in the shell, but I didn't see any movement.

    I hope.I'm over reacting, the air sack looks good. Slight yellow line next to air sack then pink then all dark (baby blob area).
    Help me to relax. :( nervous here. Thanks
     
  5. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    The membranes in the hatched eggs? Could be drying out after hatch and the fan blowing on them. 69 isn't bad. Chances are the pipped ones are ok unless the membrane around the pip are looking yellowish/brown and leathery. If they hit 18-24 hours and still no progress, then I would probably check them.

    14 little be boppers out of 18 eggs....I'd say doing good! lol

    It's very possible he's resting getting ready for his internal pipping. Let's hope so!!! [​IMG]
     
  6. quackshack74

    quackshack74 Out Of The Brooder

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    I hope that is it too. Thank you I'm a mess. ♡
     
  7. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    My notifs are screwy... I get some, don't get others... or I get them for someone else! :gig
    :gig Hope it helped with the shipping!
     
  8. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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  9. BigWeenMachine

    BigWeenMachine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol, I just looked up call ducks and they are hilarious. They look so cute and funny with their short lil beaks. May have to try hatching a few some day but I had better get a few more hatches under my belt before trying them. They look tougher to hatch, are they?
     
  10. BigWeenMachine

    BigWeenMachine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had little air sacs on mine too but I had been running my humidity between 40 & 45%, and sometimes it dropped to 35 before I noticed and could put more in. Somehow though, my air sacs looked 4 or 5 day behind on day 23.

    Thanks, I couldn't have done it without everyone's help, especially you and Amy


    Lol, hilarious.
     
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