hatching question and problems

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by milliefleur, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. milliefleur

    milliefleur Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 14, 2011
    Danville PA
    i am hatching out pynchoen and d'uccle and oegb eggs, when i first started i was having a tuff time. things were getting better and i am still hatching about 65-75% of the eggs which is a hug inprovement from a few months ago. but i had a problem yesterday with two of the eggs. one wouldn't have hatched out if i didn't help the out or inner shell membrane got hard the peep could get out. it was stuck to its leg and parts of his body. the other one never hatch fully. i notice that the peep was working on it but didn't get to far. when i opened the door to get the peeps out i went to pick up the egg and the shell stuck to the paper towels in the hatch tray and the inner or out membrane was hard and the peep never tryed to break through it. my humidity is at 80% when i hatch. could it be the paper towels drying out the eggs? anyone have a idea what i might be or what i can do to change it?
  2. Harpo

    Harpo Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 14, 2011

    I feel for you as I'm going through the VERY SAME thing!!!

    Have a Janoel JN8_48... temp been rock solid and my humidity at lockdown 70% and had one peep die like that over night? [​IMG]

    Perfectly formed with the membrane away from shell and stuck to chick which was really cramped ( big chick ) maybe couldn't get at shell to pip?? [​IMG]

    Mine is fan forced and thought that may be the cause..

    I added wet paper towels on advise to increase humidity even more - now 73%

    Have 3 fully out and 2 in there are now pipped.... it's agonising!!!

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by