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Help!! Dried membrane?!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by boomdiddyah, Oct 13, 2015.

  1. boomdiddyah

    boomdiddyah Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm concerned about this two eggs. Not much progress. Do they look ok? [​IMG]
     
  2. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, from what I can see. Keep the incubator closed so there is no variation in humidity and temperature. Good luck.
     
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  3. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds Premium Member

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    They look fine!

    In the egg on the top of the picture... is the pip in the fat end? I can't really tell which end is bigger. How long have they been this way?
     
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  4. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

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    They look good. Should be soon! How long has it been since first pip?
     
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  5. boomdiddyah

    boomdiddyah Out Of The Brooder

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    It's been 8 hours I think.
     
  6. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eggs can definitely take upwards of 12 hours (several of mine even took 24 hours) to begin "zipping" the shell to hatch. I wouldn't worry about them! Hope your hatch is successful!
     
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  7. boomdiddyah

    boomdiddyah Out Of The Brooder

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    Another egg pipped a hole, but I'm seeing blood. Is that ok? :(
     
  8. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. If the chick pipped the egg do not worry unless there is an excessive amount of blood; a little blood is not unusual.
     
  9. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Often a chick will pip into a prominent vein, especially in a malepositioned pip where the pip is happening outside of the air cell. A small aount of blood usually is not a big concern.
     
  10. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

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    This is what I was thinking...where was the pip? I've personally never seen blood when the pip is in the air cell but I have seen it on a malpositioned one. Even saw a big blood clot once. If the chick is still peeping and breathing, it is usually ok. Do you have a pic, op?
     

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