Help! day 23 and a chirping egg PICS ADDED!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ilikethedesert, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. ilikethedesert

    ilikethedesert Out Of The Brooder

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    On day 21 I had one chick hatch. Now I hear one egg chirping. It's been chirping since late last night, it is now 1pm the next day. How long can they chirp inside without pipping? I'm so sad to have such a low hatch rate. I don't want to help and do harm but also don't want to let the little one die in the egg. Humidity is 61% and temp 99.3 in a hovabator.
    Any suggestions????
     
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  2. Chickiebabyfluff

    Chickiebabyfluff Yappette in Training

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    has it pipped yet?
     
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Your temp is a bit on the low side, so that is why they are hatching late. Leave it be for now.
     
  4. ilikethedesert

    ilikethedesert Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for responding!
    No pipping yet. I thought that was the right temp for an incubator with a fan? How long can they go in there? I only hear chirping from the one egg. Just listened. Still chirping!
     
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  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:It will pip soon, I had one egg once that peeped for 2 straight days and then hatched in 20 minutes. 99.5* is supposed to be the low setting with 100* high. 99.3 is a bit below that.
     
  6. ilikethedesert

    ilikethedesert Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! I'm so worried it will run out of air or becoming shrink wrapped in there or something. Obviously I'm new at this! So you think it will be okay. It seems to chirp less than yesterday and I don't see the egg move as I did yesterday, but when I put my ear up to it I can hear it.
     
  7. ilikethedesert

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    It's now 11pm, end of day 23. The one I hear chirping is still at it, albeit not as loudly and no longer rocking the egg around. I picked it up and hear soft chirps and a delicate tapping sound. I heard this more loudly last night. I candled the other eggs and they all seem still and quiet. I misted the bator and closed it up. What to do???? The live egg looks 3/4 full, like it has a large air sac, but I see only the tiniest bit of movement. Please help! I did have temp fluctuations throughout and won't use this borrowed incubator again, (if I ever attempt to hatch again- I had no idea how stressfull this is!). Only one has hatched out of 13 viable eggs that I candled before lockdown. My hatchling needs a friend and I don't want to lose this one!
     
  8. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Ok, pip the egg. It's been long enough. VERY SMALL HOLE. Break the membrane so it can breathe. Then stop and post when you have done that.
     
  9. ilikethedesert

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    Quote:Oh my! What is the best method? Do I go through the large air sac or closer to where the egg is dark????
     
  10. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Oh my! What is the best method? Do I go through the large air sac or closer to where the egg is dark????

    The air cell. Use tweezers to make a small hole and make sure you break the membrane.
     

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