Hands on hatching and help

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

  1. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    When you say floating do you mean if you were to lay it on it's side and roll the egg, the air cell would follow you? it would look like a bubble? this is called deatached air cell. Or do you mean if you lay the egg on it's side it stays at the larger end but you can see if moving around, doesn't go past the top, just moves around at the top? this is called loose air cell..
     
  2. Sarkchick

    Sarkchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you
     
  3. caesargirl

    caesargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From what I've read only, some people incubate upright (fat end up) and then tilt the eggs back and forth.
     
  4. zeppley

    zeppley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wet a paper towel with warm water and put it over the dry membranes. You can also tease away the membrane. At the first sign of bleeding, STOP. Wait a couple hours and resume. If the bleeding doesn't immediately stop, you can put a small piece of toilet paper on the bleed. Pete55 gets more serious "Hatching Tool Kit - surgical tape, surgical gauze, alcohol hand gel, Inadine Dry Powder spray, Q-tips, forceps, artery clamps, surgical scissors, bleeding control spray, magnifying glass, artificial skin spray (for damaged eggs), clean towels, pencils, plastic boxes for isolation of eggs or hatchlings."

    This may help if you decide to go for it - www.backyardchickens.com/a/step-by-step-guide-to-assisted-hatching

    Good luck!
     
  5. boymeetschicken

    boymeetschicken Out Of The Brooder

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    It hatched!!!!
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  6. caesargirl

    caesargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    AWESOME!!!
    Look at the size of those foots!!!
     
  7. bluejean55girl

    bluejean55girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you have an automatic egg turner, then the fat end up like you have it. When it's time to go into lockdown then you remove auto egg turner and lay them flat. I put cheesecloth covered with paper towels for them to hatch out on. Lockdown is when you up the humidity for hatching. I hope I understood your question correctly.
     
  8. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Some people hatch upright and some lay them down on the sides. With shipped eggs with wobbly air cells the belief is that it's better for them to be upright until they at least stabilize. You're using the turner, right? Most people take them out at hatch time and lay them down to hatch or put them in cut down cartons to hatch. It's mostly just personal preference.

    Since he's hatched out I guess I don't have to chime in. LOL Congrats!!
     
  9. boymeetschicken

    boymeetschicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I know right? What huge feet!

    Follow up question: The remaining 2 eggs haven't even pipped. Do I remove the newly hatched chick now while I still can, or wait till it's dry? The reason I am itching to take it out is that I don't want to open the lid again once the others have pipped and I also don't want this chick to play soccer with the remaining eggs. I have a brooder ready.
     
  10. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    Blooie - never a dumb question.

    X 2. Like Amy said, personal preference.

    I like to start the lockdown upright in cartons for the eggs I'm worried about. My local eggs and any shipped eggs that look normal at hatch time, I lay them down
     

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