Help please - eggs pipped 1st thing this morning - still not out!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by animalassistedtherapy08, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. animalassistedtherapy08

    animalassistedtherapy08 Out Of The Brooder

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    We have 20 eggs hatching . At least 1/2 have pipped, in different stages. Using Hova-Bator, with the water dishes under the wire tray. Maintaining temp at 100. Dishes full.

    However, one or two are showing signs of chick stress (LOUD peeping) and they pipped 1st thing this am. No addtional shell cracking or signs of emerging... more than 12 hours later.

    Bad ?
    I know we are not supposed to help them... but she/he keeps yelling quite loudly. I feel for them.

    Suggestions?
    Thank you!!
     
  2. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    You have plenty of time. It can take 24 or more for them to hatch.
     
  3. william9792

    william9792 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it can take up 48 hours in my chicks to come out after they pip sometimes. just give it time and they will hatch
     
  4. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

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    yep. what halo said. times eleven. hang in there...it feels like forever.
     
  5. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Here comes the hard part, to intervene or not to intervene that's the question. You still have some time, but if you feel in your heart that it's going to die anyway, I would help. But, that's my opinion. I hope yours pop out all on their own. [​IMG]
     
  6. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

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    don't worry they will hatch! =]
     
  7. animalassistedtherapy08

    animalassistedtherapy08 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the support - I appreciate it. It just sounds like their stressed. I guess from frustration?? (tiny space - let me out!) lol....

    so 24-48 hours After they have done their first hole? Wow.

    Last year it was easier. We had our girls raise them. This winter we lost those broody mommas to foxes, so dd wanted to raise them ourselves.

    As you say - seems to take forever.

    Any concerns about humidity with this model of bator???
     
  8. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
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    Quote:what is your humidity at? what model is the HB? what breed?
     
  9. kaya's farm

    kaya's farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i bet you will se some signs of zips in the morning. How fun!!!
     
  10. animalassistedtherapy08

    animalassistedtherapy08 Out Of The Brooder

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    I truly don't have a number for the humidity - It's a hova bator still air model with 2 windows and a square heating element. Air temp we keep as tight as possible to 100. (digital therm that doesn't do .5 degrees - only whole numbers)

    So for humidity, on the last 3 days I keep ALL the water dishes / trays in the plastic tray designed by the company for this - filled - with warm water upon pouring it in.

    Only way I can think of to increase it would be a sponge or something....

    it's the no change in "egg cracking status" in over 12 hours that' s bugging me... I would think it would take a while, but there'd be progress.

    Thanks very much for helping.
    K.
     

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