Hands on hatching and help

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

  1. caesargirl

    caesargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did a good candle this morning. Pulled 5 clears. 39 simmering!
     
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  2. Pattercorn11

    Pattercorn11 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!! I made the hole a little bigger, did see some veins so I stopped. Hoping it can do the rest on its own!
     
  3. casportpony

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

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    That's exciting!

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  4. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

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    I didn't break an egg today. The end!

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  5. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    [​IMG] Keep us posted!

    [​IMG] Yay!!!
     
  6. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

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    Update: today is Day 19, and I have five 8 hour old chicks in the brooder and 3 pips in the remaining eggs. I had to assist one chick that got stuck during zipping, (she was very, very ready) she is lively now and the sticky stuff that got her stuck is mostly off. Fingers crossed for the rest of the eggs..... :fl
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    Lucky, the assisted chick at 2 hours old
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  7. caesargirl

    caesargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I vote "Best Post Of The Day"
     
  8. kgoslar21

    kgoslar21 Just Hatched

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    I got an email from someone in my canning group on facebook. She wanted to know if her hatch was going to make it. She says her chicken eggs have been in the bator for about a week. She went to bed last night bator was at 101, woke up this morning and bator was at 85. She thinks the cat bumped the cord. She doesn't know how long the temp dropped. She has since got her temp back up. I told her she might as well keep in there and see what they look like at day 14. Any advice guys?
    On a side note: 16 out of 28of my chicks have hatched, one big pip, and one zip in the bator right now. Some have nothing going on. Today is the actual hatch day. Do you ever help them pip? If so when?
    Thanks guys.
     
  9. chicapee

    chicapee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All my smaller eggs seem to hatch first. Happy hatching!
     
  10. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Good job!! Congrats. Love the pic!

    I'd give them 24 hours and candle just to see how they looked. I definitely wouldn't give up. If her temps have been where they are supposed to be for the first week, and her humidity is good, I bet she'll still have hatchers.

    I do not help to pip. That is my guidline. I'm willing to help in almost any situation, but they have to make the pip. The only reason I can see myself breaking that guidline is if I had a chick that I knew for a fact that had been internally pipped for over 24 hours, then I might make a small hole in the air cell to make sure they still had air, but they would have to progress from there.
     

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