HELP!! Pipping already at day 18?!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by nat1981, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. nat1981

    nat1981 Out Of The Brooder

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    I was just candling before lockdown and found 1 had pipped?! I have put some 'hospital tape' on the hole and upped the humidity. Can hear chirping already!
     
  2. nat1981

    nat1981 Out Of The Brooder

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    Should I take the tape off???? HELP! Don't want to shrink wrap it! Can hear chirping in the incubator and eggs r rocking?!
     
  3. nat1981

    nat1981 Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone?! (I am desperate!)
     
  4. nat1981

    nat1981 Out Of The Brooder

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    And it's a external pip! I noticed it had internally pipped when I candled a few hrs ago b4 lock down before I noticed the hole. Should I take the tape off??????
     
  5. JensChickies

    JensChickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww I wish I could be of some help. I hope somebody can chime in with some advice for you. Good luck.
     
  6. Lalegid

    Lalegid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi there, what breed of chicken are they? I've heard that some bantams hatch earlier than other breed of chick. Also, what temperature have you had the thermometer set at? I know very little about hatching chicks (waiting for my first lot to hatch), I'm sure someone with more knowledge will come along soon!

    I guess, since they are pipping, I would let nature take its course and see what happens. Good luck xx
     
  7. nat1981

    nat1981 Out Of The Brooder

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    They are bantam polish. I have completely freaked when I took turner off and did the 'last candling' to find a shell cracked with a hole' hence y I've freaked out and put some tape on it. Temp has been constant 37.5 - 37.8 celcius and has been a dry hatch (humidty has been 40-50%) but have it now at 70%.
    I just don't know if I should remove the tape?!?
     
  8. Lalegid

    Lalegid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would it be able to hatch with the tape on there? I hope someone comes along who knows the answer soon! :)
     
  9. Grimm Beck

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    Take the tape off! We've had some hatch at day 18 especially bantams! Let it come out when it wants, it could die if you tape it up and block it's breathing hole.
     
  10. nat1981

    nat1981 Out Of The Brooder

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    I did leave a crack open. But have removed the tape n exposed membrane when I did. Wet paper towel over that now. Hole open. Luckily I'm going out shortly for the night!
     

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