Help or Not whats best.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sissy, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a few silkys and 3 ameracunas that have been struggling for 3 days to get out of their shell one has had his beak and foot out
    should I help to get them out. they were to hatch today but the past 3 days it seems they all were eager to get out.
    any one ??
     
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Maybe it's time to help them. Veeerrryyy caaarrreefffuullyyy....
     
  3. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
    Time to help carefully! [​IMG]
     
  4. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    will opening the bator hurt the others?
     
  5. catwalk

    catwalk Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2009
    Open the bator quickly and get out the one you are going to help first. Maybe spritz the bator air with water. I microwave a wet washcloth to wrap the egg I'm helping. If one has a foot out, he's got it all wrong! Good luck!
     
  6. monita

    monita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    from what i have read on here it shouldn't hurt if you do it quickly so they don't get chilled. maybe it would help if you turn the heat on for a lil while to knock the chill off before you do it. that way it's not so much as a temperature shock when you open the bator. did that make sense?
     
  7. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did help 2 that were having a hard time they
    seem to be stuck in a dry hard sack?
    one came totally out really wet.
    the other is still half in. some eggs are rockin and rollin
    [​IMG]
    should i help the other out of the sack,it
    seems very dry,or
    let the rest be. as i am playing Nurse to
    Dh he has pneumonia and you guessed it.. [​IMG]
    hes was better yesterday when i brought him home from the [​IMG] ER.
    I think he needs more of the good stuff. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2009
  8. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well so far I have 4 silkys and 5 ameraucanas. [​IMG]

    dont know about the others I will wait and see what happens.[​IMG]
     
  9. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Shawnee, OKlahoma
    For future reference, if the have zipped or got started zippimg and stayed that way for more than 24 hours you might want to check to see if they are stuck. Alot of times the shell dries to them if they take too long and they cant get out. I always keep a water bottle on mist with really warm water by or in the incubator if big enough so if they get stuck I can spray the egg. Not alot but this gets them unstuck and they can get out of the egg themselves.
     
  10. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks Jarvis I see where a few more piped and still nothing . getting the warm spritzer.
     

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