Hands on hatching and help

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

  1. pipAchick

    pipAchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Yes, Happy Easter everyoone!!! Welcome to the thread!
     
  3. tabinal

    tabinal Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. It is alert and sitting in the bator. All the excess clazion or whatever it was holding the yolk to the shell was trimmed away and I put some mupricon ointment on it to lubricate it and hopefully keep down germs. Now I just wait. Luckily the rest of the hatch went well. Day 23 and 17 of 18 hatched. Still waiting on the caboose. I believe it is still alive but it hasn't pipped
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  4. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

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    You're doing a great job!! I received a batch of shipped call duck eggs on Friday. I was very excited to get them from a fellow BYC member. Packing was better then excellent but unfortunately ALL the air cells were totally detached! Like you said, they will float all the way to the pointy end if you tilt the egg. It's so sad because I know these eggs could have made beautiful ducklings. I still set them and I'll be shocked if I see development in a few days. :fl all we can do with shipped is try our best!


    Yeah, I think it should just be called "hatch time". Because I don't technically lockdown anything until I have an external pip. I will up humidity if my air cells are good on day 18/19. But I will open and candle freely until I see or hear those first pips.

    Great job on the hatch, btw!!

    When you can see the contents of the egg freely move around as you gently turn the egg, that's a big indicator that the chick is dead. And don't beat yourself up. Each hatch is a learning experience. Next time you'll have a better idea what to look for. The only thing you can do with an internal pip is make a safety hole if it doesn't make an external pip in 24-36 hours.

    Sounds like you did the right thing for the little guy! Great hatch!
     
  5. tabinal

    tabinal Out Of The Brooder

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    My caboose has not pipped at all but I am sure I heard a soft peep inside. I think. When I candled just now, i thought I saw faint movement, but not sure if it was purposeful or gravity. Today is 23. I'm tempted to open a peep hole in the top so I can see what is going on. Any thoughts or suggestions?
     
  6. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

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    You can take your finger nail and tap on the air cell and when you do it should peep at you. Also once they internally pip the egg will feel very light weight. Has the hatch been over for awhile?
     
  7. JillZ

    JillZ Out Of The Brooder

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    First, I am SO glad that this thread exists! Thank you Humidity Queen! and Second, Blooie, you made my day. You literally made me laugh out loud.[​IMG]

    Just to be clear, my first hatch rate was a “what kind of disgusting, irresponsible human being are you to only get that many chicks out of 23 eggs?” My hatch rate: .096774. A miserable cry from 100. But I'm trying again and am on day 11.

    This is Phil. He’s my favorite chick of all time. He WAS shrink wrapped. He tried for 36 hours to zip and just couldn't do it. So I helped him and cried the whole time, just knowing that I was probably hurting more than helping. But apparently I wasn't. After 3 baths in 3 days, complete with blow dries, the hard stuff stuck to him finally came off. After rushing to the pharmacy and buying Selenium, crushing it in my coffee grinder, adding sav a chic to his water, dropper nursing him for 4 days until he finally drank on his own and then started eating his food WITH Selenium added, his crooked spine and neck straightened out and he could walk without falling over. He is only about 1/2 the size of his 2 siblings, but he eats and drinks well and runs around seemingly happy. Assisted hatches are definitely worth it in my book! So, I'm definitely following!
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  8. caesargirl

    caesargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well done. He's adorable [​IMG]
     
  9. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    That's a great story! He's adorable. Welcome to the thread!!
     
  10. pipAchick

    pipAchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you puncture a little hole? The suspense is getting to me-bet your beside yourself!? What's your humidty at?
     

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