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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    yes, as they popped out, the humidity will increase, think of the chicks as a WET PAPER TOWEL until they dry off. LOL
     
  2. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    That yellow blob is called STICKY, you have a sticky baby, How many times are you misting them and what is the humidity at?

    Sticky babies are VERY hard to hatch, IMPOSSIBLE? NO but the hatching rate is decreased IMMENSELY. That one is really bad, Candle the smaller end and send a pic. this will give me a better idea if it would have a possible chance or not.

    What happens is that yellow blob stops them from fully forming and mostly will end up suffocating them
     
  3. tabinal

    tabinal Out Of The Brooder

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    I read the "step by step guide to assisted hatching" article you see in this topic. It says the mal positioned chick can have trouble absorbing the yolk and that is why I waited. It has some good pics in that article.
     
  4. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    What it probably doesn't tell you is what you can do to HELP it absorb..
     
  5. quackshack74

    quackshack74 Out Of The Brooder

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    I mist once daily, humidity has stayed around 65% +^.
    I'll take a pic later & post it.
    Bummer. The other egg is beautiful and active. :)
     
  6. tabinal

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    What do you think about tying a thread around it ti get it to fall off faster? I haven't done it yet, just considering because I don't want to keep that thing around too long.
    Trying to catch up on the threads, but I've missed some.
     
  7. tabinal

    tabinal Out Of The Brooder

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    True and by the time it finished hatching it was too late. What I did was cut the shell off because it was still attached, put mupricon on it and try to push it in. When it wouldn't go in I put it back in the bator alone to see what happened. Not it is with the others and the ball looks better to me.
     
  8. ShanandGem

    ShanandGem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had one hatch like that. It took about a day for the yolk to absorb but the umbilical stayed. A few days later I noticed the umbilical had dried to a stringlike consistency and wrapped around one of her legs. She was walking with a hop-skip-jump because one leg was bound to her navel! I snipped it from around the leg and it fell off sometime later. Just another thing to watch out for....
     
  9. tabinal

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    which is how my humidity would get so high. Last time I opened the bator too much. This time I tried to not open it and had 17 of 18 live so far which is better than before
     
  10. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    Your humidity was at 65 + The entire time? Or just for Lockdown?
     

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