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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    Again, for me I will NEVER risk loosing babies and I can tell you 80% did kill them, why because when I first started out I read all over the internet, humidity should be this temp this, blah blah blah and one factor it stated 80% humidity, welll what I didn't read is this was for WET bulb not what i was using. It was HORRIBLE to see 10 babies make it all the way to lockdown and then each one booom boom boom died off. it was horrible.

    I think the best thing for deattched don't even shift them. Just let them sit there completely still, I have read some people have had success but guess what. When I asked them ok tell me exactly what you did, There responses STOP, this tells me, they are fibbing. Yeh alll of a suddenly then can't tell me exactly what they did to help deattached air cells. KIND FUN FUNNY HUH? I have will have to experienment, I wonder if you put a tiny PIN hole at the top of the shell and leave that egg there for a couple of days if that will help get those Deattached air cells to STICK. HUMMMMM...

    I LOVE EXPERIMENTING with things..
     
  2. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    I got a little lost with this? No the day the eggs did not make it??

    All the more power to you on the 80% not an option for me.
     
  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Ideal for what?
     
  4. ShanandGem

    ShanandGem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a chick pip through their own blood vessel during my first hatch. More blood than I cared to see. Then she quit working on her shell and after 24 hours I helped. The blood in the veins (what was left of it) had all receded and I got her out fairly quickly but there was blood pooled in the bottom of the shell and the membrane was coated in it. The inside of my incubator looked like a crime scene. She dragged a little nub of yolk sac around for a day or so before it fell off. She was also the smallest chick I had ever seen.
    A week later she is rambunctious and sassy, and catching up to her siblings in size. I guess my point is that without help I don't think she would have made it out of her shell. It remains to be seen if she lives a long healthy life or not, but I am glad I helped her.
     
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  5. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    One of the things that this thread was made for was so people that hatch differently could find a place to get together, and share their experiences and help others that were looking for it under the mindset that it is ok to do it your way if it works for you. I don't care if someone hatches at 40% humidity if that's what works for them-great. There are many people that have tried something that others do successfully but aren't successful themselves with it, and so they find what works for them and what they are comfortable with. Which is fine. And that's exactly the goal of this thread. Helping w/o criticism. Sharing what we've experienced so the person looking for help can make a decision based on other's experinces. Thank you guys for sharing your experiences.
     
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  6. firsttimehatch1

    firsttimehatch1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Help
    Its day 20
    The chick pipped this morning
    Didnt do anything else then i noticed it was getting dry even tho humidity is high so i took him and put some water on it. He was moving and chirping up a storm. But the red spot is making me nervous. Do I need to help him?[​IMG]
     
  7. ShanandGem

    ShanandGem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't help yet if he just pipped this morning. If it looks dry use a Q tip to moisten the membrane you can see. Don't get water up his nose!
     
  8. firsttimehatch1

    firsttimehatch1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just put a tiny bit of water on my finger. Ahh this is stressful . I hope he will be okay. At what point do i help? the shell is chipped away but the membrane isnt ripped yet
     
  9. ShanandGem

    ShanandGem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think Amy's rule is 18 hours without any change in pip, and she's the gold standard of knowing what to do!
     
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  10. firsttimehatch1

    firsttimehatch1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Even if it keeps getting dry? This is about 15 mins after a wet it[​IMG]
     

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