Hands on hatching and help

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

  1. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    To add pics directly to the thread, up there^ where all the font stuff is look for a square w/mountains and sun (a couple triangles and a circle). If you click that and then click browse you can upload files from the pc. I also would say treat for spraddle leg and give the vits to. Kathy is the go to person for that kind of info.

    Not really. It might go above 35, but I don't remember it spiking, but remember, I also have my vent plugs out from day one too, so that might make a difference.

    They are so cute!
     
  2. SHillChickMan

    SHillChickMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes it has been on its side since it hatched. It kicks vigorously and spins on its side. Seems very healthy otherwise. Doesn't seem to be able to get up and keep its balance.
     
  3. SHillChickMan

    SHillChickMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thank you. The other 17 that hatched with it are fine but I will get some vitamins going.....
     
  4. casportpony

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    Cute!

    -Kathy
     
  5. casportpony

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

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    Google crazy chick disease. Treatment is a dose of vitamin E, though I'm not sure if this disease is something chicks this young can get.

    -Kathy
     
  6. SHillChickMan

    SHillChickMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Went to store and came back and chick was dead. Had reddish brown liquid coming out of its nostrils. Guessing there was nothing to be done to help. Thanks for your help.
     
  7. casportpony

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    So sorry.

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  8. SHillChickMan

    SHillChickMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know you lose a few but I'm just one of those people who wants to save them all.
     
  9. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    So sorry!

    Ditto. Never easy and it shouldn't be.
     
  10. SeattleSelkie

    SeattleSelkie Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have been lucky enough to have had pretty successful hatches to far, and have never had to assist.
    However, I am starting to get nervous I may need to with my current hatch.

    Over the last 10 days of incubation we experienced three prolonged power outages.....some we were not home for when they started. Because of a malfunctioning generator (that couldn't get fixed fast enough to help with one of the outages) I ended up transporting my incubator to three different friend's homes over the course of that 10 days......so six car rides. At one point I even had the incubator by my wood stove and was moving it around like crazy to keep a stable temperature......I also had it wrapped in an alpaca blanket and wearing a down jacket at times. Needless to say, I was exhausted and a nervous wreck. At lockdown I had good air cells and everyone had lost the weight they should have.

    Yesterday was day 21 and I was amazed when 7 of my 19 eggs hatched......all Ameraucana or Am mixes. They were out by noon and are going strong. This morning I had two more (Brown leghorn & Welsummer), although both are in chick ICU with unabsorbed yolk sacs. Fingers crossed they will be ok. I currently have five eggs still in the incubator (Brinsea Octagon Advance) that are pipped and have been since about 9 this morning (another Wellie and some Wyandottes). Not much movement or noise, just little pip holes. Five eggs are just being quiet.

    Because of the crazy temperature fluctuations over the last 10 days of incubation, I am wondering how drawn out this hatch might end up being. And at what point should I help the pippers if they don't start zipping? My humidity is around 72% right now. Doesn't temp. fluctuation affect yolk sac absorption? Could that be why they are sitting at pip for so long? Just seems it normally goes so much faster than this. In any case, any words of wisdom or advice is appreciated.
     

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