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Help please! Early hatching issues

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pippymcpipster, Apr 18, 2016.

  1. pippymcpipster

    pippymcpipster New Egg

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    I am hatching silkies in a little giant 9300 with fan and egg turner. My 2nd hatch. I have another thermometer inside to gauge temp and humidity.Temp has been 99.5 the whole time and humidity kept between 30-35%. (just fyi purposes)Yesterday(Day 18) I woke up to chirps got excited and ran to incubator to get it in lockdown. 2 chicks had pipped and started zipping. I had candled them the evening before and none had even pipped. So, I created a steam room in my bathroom in order to get them out of egg turner without hurting them. I waited til temp and humidity were 85 degrees and 60%(more humidity than was in incubator) These chicks continue to chirp now(over 24 hours later) but have not progressed.

    I was wondering if they could be shrink wrapped or stuck because of the low humidity when they started pipping/zipping. How long should I wait? Any other info, ideas, suggestions are greatly appreciated!
    Here's a pic of one

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  2. sumi

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    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    xs 2. My philosophy is give them 24 hours between pip and zip, but if they start zipping and aren't out in a half hour, I'm going in there.....
     
  4. pippymcpipster

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    Thank you both! I was so scared to do it.. But I freed them and they're bouncing around chirping like crazy.. Waking up the others! Everything I read was back and forth.. But I knew it was my fault I didn't lock them down earlier.. They knew when to pip and zip :)
     
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    [​IMG] Good job!
     
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