Hatching

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Raven27, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. Raven27

    Raven27 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am on my first batch had to help 3 of 8 the others still have not peeped .
    one I helped does not get up. the other one I only half helped and the third is doing great.
    They were all do yesterday. I have 9 more do today. I peeped a hole in to 2 of the 5 remaining they are still alive but have not poked out of the sac.
    What to do? I'm giving them some more time.They are brahma/isa browns.
    2 were very large can't beleive they even fit in there.
    The one that won't stand had it anbilical cord wrapped around its neck and wing. There was some yolk left but I cut it anyways.
    Any suggestions for the 5 left I'll give the other ones another 36 hrs.
    Had a hard time keeping humidity up through the whole process . very dry here.
    next batch I'll try running a humidifier in the same area.
    Thanks
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If they haven't pipped, they aren't ready to hatch. I would give them more time to do it on their own. It sounds like you may have had a low temp issue too if they're running late. Hang in there. Hopefully they'll get their act together soon for you. [​IMG]
     
  3. Raven27

    Raven27 Out Of The Brooder

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    well I saw a crack in one of the ones I put a peep whole in but it was on the opposite side so I explored and sure enough there is a beak in there trying to get out. From the looks of the other one i put a whole in.
    I think the same but will wait and see.
    Thanks for the reply
    Raven
     
  4. Raven27

    Raven27 Out Of The Brooder

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    1 had peeped last night still not out of shell.
    1 peeped in the middle of the night not doing much now.
    and 1 went to chicken heaven.
     
  5. Raven27

    Raven27 Out Of The Brooder

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    Lost my patience helped out 2 more little guys.
    There is no way they could of got out of the membrane
     
  6. Shiningfeather

    Shiningfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hope they are doing well. That can happen most times when the incubator is opened during hatching, you lose the humidity and they get shrink wrapped by the membrane. Good luck with your babies.
     
  7. Raven27

    Raven27 Out Of The Brooder

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    going to peep a couple more
     
  8. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

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    add a wet sponge to the bottom of the incubator in water well, to help raise the humidity.
    give them a little more time.
     
  9. Raven27

    Raven27 Out Of The Brooder

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    I opened em all up and hand hatched them.
    got 5 more hope they will be okay.
    Thanks for the advise.
     
  10. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2008
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    so these chicks were their sacks fully soaked up and how are all the ones you helped out doing?
     

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