Hands on hatching and help

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

  1. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    I was going to give you the link, but......

    Friday beat me...lol

    Can you get a pic? At 30 hours most veining should very minimal...does it bleed if you assist?
     
  2. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

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    Someone beat you to it! :) I will check it out!

    Ok, thanks Friday! I'm so excited over these call eggs, I'm sure I'll update! :p
    And I'm getting another batch of eggs next week!

    If there are still veins then the egg is just not ready yet! There's really nothing you can do but keep the membranes moist and keep your humidity up and wait. I have an egg that just hatched after being pipped for almost 30 hours too. I took it out and it was peeping good, position looked good and I didn't even check the membranes. I just put it back in and gave it some more time.
     
  3. kyleigh

    kyleigh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have chipped away at the shell were she would zip. It seems like she is stuck. It doesn't look like there are a lot of veins left. She chirps and wiggles but hasn't made any progress
     
  4. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    I would moisten the membranes and zip around the shell, as long as there's no bleeding, it's good.
     
  5. kyleigh

    kyleigh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, when I zip do I just pick at the shell and Do I go all the way around?
     
  6. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    I use tweezers and just break away the shell going around the egg. I moisten the membrane as I do so and if there are no thick veins I will pull that back as well. If you get it completely zipped and the chick hasn't pushed out you can leave him in there and let him push out in the bator or help him. I usually give them a chance to push themselves out.
     
  7. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

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    X2 and just wanted to add that when I do this I keep a little dish of corn starch next to me and if I get any bleeding I dab on the cornstarch with my finger ASAP and it stops the bleeding.
     
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  8. kyleigh

    kyleigh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]I zipped and now have her in the bator. I'm hoping she can push through the membrane. She's starting to squeak a lot.
     
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  9. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    If there's no veining you can seperate the membrane. If the membrane is tough or drying out, (which is very possible after 30 hours) the membrane might be what is keeping it from progressing.
     
  10. BigWeenMachine

    BigWeenMachine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey Amy, I was just checking on the air sacks on my 6 eggs that are goin into lockdown Monday and decided one of my ancona eggs on day 16 looked dead. There were no veins on the egg's shell and the inside was dark and cloudy. I could see black blotches that were probably parts of the embryo. The shell itself had 2 dark blemishes that started up on it as well. After candling it for a couple minutes, searching for signs of movement or veins and finding only a dark cloud sloshing around inside half of the egg I decided to call it and removed it. I cracked it only to find a fairly well developed embryo and a bunch of veins inside the yolk that I was unable to see when candling. It didn't move but I thought I could see its chest move up n down ever so slightly a couple times even though my wife said I was crazy. Could that chick still have hatched or once the veins recede from the shell linings is it a goner? I hate to think I killed a chick but I don't wanna do it again if I did screw up and pull it too soon. I've been watching this particular egg for bout a week now and finally decided to call it before it built up a bunch of bacteria.
     

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