Hatching for 48 hours, look normal? (pics)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SilkieCanada, May 10, 2011.

  1. SilkieCanada

    SilkieCanada Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are at 48 hours in a couple hours. Not much activity today, I thought I heard her chirping but didnt see any actual moving, but had tons last night and a little bit of blood but then it stopped. Do things look normal from your eyes? Thats my first hatch [​IMG]
     
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  2. madamwlf

    madamwlf Nevermore Acres

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    Does the membrane look a little dry? Might want to watch so that it doesn't stick to the chick. May make it harder to hatch.
     
  3. SilkieCanada

    SilkieCanada Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:yea it looks dirty or thats the birds mixed with a little blood. I dont know. How do I know if the bird is having problems at this stage? And is the lack of activity today a bad sign or normal?
     
  4. bburn

    bburn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what is your humidity at?
     
  5. SilkieCanada

    SilkieCanada Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:averages around 70 goes down to 60 at night
     
  6. madamwlf

    madamwlf Nevermore Acres

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    If it was me, I would snatch that one out and help it along. It is obviously ready to hatch. I like giving all babies a chance at life and if I have to help, I will.
     
  7. SilkieCanada

    SilkieCanada Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:how would you help it? Im scared it died. What would you do exactly crack the egg?
     
  8. SilkieCanada

    SilkieCanada Chillin' With My Peeps

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    turns out she was dead. died last night. 1/10 eggs hatched and she was the 1. I took the egg out and tried to remove shelling but she didnt move or peep and after opening up the egg I found a dead bird. Is it normal for it to die such late stage?
     
  9. madamwlf

    madamwlf Nevermore Acres

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    It could have become stuck to the membrane. I've had them die that late into hatching. Most times now I watch and look for signs of trouble.
     
  10. SilkieCanada

    SilkieCanada Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If I keep the humidity 80%+ will that prevent it from getting stuck? What are the signs you can suggest to me, anything would be appreciated. Knowing I could prevent it bums me out but at least I wont let it happen again if I know. [​IMG]
     

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