HELP! Pipped chick incubator humidity dropped suddenly...what do I do??!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pitbullmomma, Mar 15, 2018.

  1. pitbullmomma

    pitbullmomma Free Ranging

    Hi, first time hatcher here. I have 6 seramas out of 6 that hatched, and I have 2 BC eggs in there as well. It's Day 21.

    I had to take one of the seramas out because I have another one in there whose umbilical cord was a little bloody and still attached, and I didn't want the older serama pecking at it. There was a small pip on one of the BC eggshells.

    When I went to put the cover back I apparently didn't have it on there all the way and the humidity dropped to 25% for maybe an hour and fifteen minutes. When I realized to my horror what I had done, there was a bigger pipped area with membrane kind of drying and no hole. I immediately added water to the bator and moistened the dried membrane with a Qtip and water.

    Now I can see the egg tooth poking against the membrane but it is not poking through. What should I do? Leave it and see what happens? Keep moistening the membrane? Assisted hatching if/when? I don't want this little chick to die because f y stupidity.

    Thanks much in advance, any speedy replies will be well appreciated!
     
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  2. CSAchook

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  3. CSAchook

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  4. Texas Kiki

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  5. WVduckchick

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    How big is the pip? Any exposed membrane?
     
  6. BantyChooks

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    Honestly, if I were in that situation, what I'd be doing is asking for help on here. So, all I've got to give is moral support :fl
     
  7. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Negative hatching experience here so I will just hold you hand.
    Stay calm.
    Breathe!
     
  8. CSAchook

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    I am just here for support too ....and trying to tag people I know that hatch... but I don't know many people.. We all love Cindi though and we will support her!
     
  9. pitbullmomma

    pitbullmomma Free Ranging

    Aw you guys are the best!!

    OK, so there is like a tiny pinhole in the middle of the membrane. And the exposed membrane is a little bigger than 3mm. I just had hubby take a picture, as soon as I get it I will post it here.

    Thanks guys! :love
     
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  10. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds!

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    It should be fine. Chill! :D
    Easy for me to say, huh?
    You got the humidity back up, right?
     
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