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HELP!!! Pip before lockdown

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lizrndiver, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. lizrndiver

    lizrndiver Songster

    Jul 30, 2009
    South Beloit, IL
    I am supposed to lockdown tonight. I have a hoverbator Genesis with an auto turner.

    When I went to go take out the turner etc, I noticed I already have a pip!!!

    Humidity is at about 50% right now.

    Should I go ahead an open it and take out the turner and add my water?

    Should I let this one hatch and then open the bator?

    I'm at a loss.........


  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Songster

    May 28, 2011
    Foothills of NC
    Open up the bator, remove the turner, and go lockdown! I've had this happen and had a chick out 4 days early. He was all alone for 2 days before he had a hatch mate. If this happens to you, place a small soft object in the brooder with him and a small mirror or else he's gonna peep constantly.

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