Hands on hatching and help

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

  1. casportpony

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

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    I have some pictures of membranes that are bright white and tight.

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  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    When I assits I have water, q-tips and tweazers. I wet the q-tip and moisten all visable membranes and then I chip just the egg shell away, and wet any newly exposed membranes. If there are no blood vessels present in the membrane I carefully pull that back with the tweazers too and then chip away a bit more shell until I have the cap off. If I see prominent veining I stop and usually I wrap a damp paper towel around the back and lay it back in the bator. If I don't see any veining I work until the chick's head is out and then I put them back in and give them a chance to progress further on their own/warm back up and rest.

    These were extremely tight and almost rubbery. Depending on how the light hit them they appeared white, but if I turned them the right way you could easily see the chick. They had drawn down so much that they held the chick curled up in the bottom half of the egg. Feel free to share yours too. [​IMG]
     
  3. samandemsmommy

    samandemsmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you Amy, you are so helpful- I really truly appreciate it. I am hoping mine have made some progress when I get home in about 2 hours-- one pipped this morning at 7:30 and at 11:30am was still the same pip, nothing new.
     
  4. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Mine seem to average 12-18 hours before they progress to zip. I have had a couple zip in less than 8 hours and many push the 24 hour mark.
     
  5. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Oh and [​IMG] hope at least one is out for you and you have more pippers!
     
  6. ShanandGem

    ShanandGem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm at day 20 and the waiting is almost too much to bear! I have two sisters and an aunt coming over to drink wine and stare into the incubator with me tomorrow.
     
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  7. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    LMAO. There's support right there. I hope you have some pippers tonight then so you can see some action early!! And you aren't all just staring at pipped eggs. I think the hardest part is after they pip and you're waiting for more....lol it's so hard!
     
  8. kuchchicks

    kuchchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm at day 20 and the waiting is almost too much to bear!  I have two sisters and an aunt coming over to drink wine and stare into the incubator with me tomorrow.
    :lau
     
  9. samandemsmommy

    samandemsmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok ya'll I have a little egg who has a hole and it's come through the membrane and I can see it opening its mouth and stuff,-- just a small hole- but it's a good sign, right lol
     
  10. chicapee

    chicapee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's the best sign!
     

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