Hatching incubated eggs in cartons?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ren2014, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. in egg cartons

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  2. lay the eggs on their side

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  1. LingaB

    LingaB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there a reason you took it out? When you opened the bator you could have dropped the humidity too much causing the chick to get shrinkwrapped, which in turn will kill the chick.

    You can either wait it out and see if it hatches or peel back the shell a bit and see if the chick is breathing and/or moving. The more you open the bator the more likely you are to have problems... Or kill the chick.

    There may a tiny rip in the membrane that you just can't see.

    Can you post a pic?
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    It sounds like things are progressing normally and you have no need to panic :hugs
    What you have decried sounds completely normal. They dont constantly peep in the egg, they do a lot of resting and sleeping too. My advice would be also to leave the egg alone and keep the incubator closed and the humidity up to at least 65%.
    It could be up to 24 hours before it hatches, it has a lot of things to do before hatch time.

    Good luck.
     
  3. Snoozeys

    Snoozeys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have always hatched eggs on their side with mixed results but that could be due to the cheap incubator i was using previously !!!
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    LOL! That happened to me when I first started incubating. I had a cheap and nasty Chinese one and totally cooked my eggs :hit
    Nothing hatched, nothing even developed and they all had to chucked away. The thermostat was way off when I double checked with one I knew to be correct.
    After that hatch my next ones using that were not too bad, but the incubator needed a lot of babysitting.
     
  5. TinkyPinky

    TinkyPinky Out Of The Brooder

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    HE'S ALIVE!! MY BABY CHICK IS CHEEPING SOFTLY BUT HE'S ALIVE!! THERE'S A TINY HOLE IN THE EGG!! I THINK HE'S ZIPPING SOON YAAY THANKYOU EVERYONE WHO HELPED ME!!!!
     
  6. LingaB

    LingaB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Woohoo! As hard as it is, keep your hands off and stay out of the bator! :)
     
  7. TinkyPinky

    TinkyPinky Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes I will!! By the way, if the tiny hole hasn't got bigger at all by tomorrow, should I make the hole a bit bigger, should I help the chick?
     
  8. Snoozeys

    Snoozeys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Of the 3 hatches i did i got 3 each time .... so glad i finally have a good incubator now even though i am yet to use it !!!
     
  9. Yorkshire Coop

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    How is your chick progressing? You dont need to do anything for 24 hours after external pip. It should have hatched by then.
     
  10. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Get it cranked up and going!! How have you resisted not putting it on :idunno
    When I got my Brinsea as soon as it was delivered I had it set up!! Could not stop myself and I had no will power what so ever :oops:
     
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