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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by confusedgirl, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. confusedgirl

    confusedgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay so my chicks are starting to hatch ( in a first times so I'm super excited) one of my chicks has completely hatched but she's not dry yet, but the other egg has piped and was peeping earlier but i dont think i hear him and he has a hole on the other side and there's fluid coming out and I'm afraid he's drowned what do I do should I step in at this point? He had a hole at about 8 this morning and started to pipe at 11pm yesterday to 8 this morning and no progress until now
     
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    If you have your humidity up past 70%, I would pull it out quickly and give it a look over, and assess the situation. You'll have a better idea of what you need to do (if anything) once you get a closer inspection.
     
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  3. kuchchicks

    kuchchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x2. I frequently remove my eggs during the hatching process. I keep my humidity up to 75% during "lockdown" just so I can get in there if I have too. There are those that will tell you that's a big no no but my average last year was 94% (I hatch about 40 per month...just hobbiest level) and my hatch this month that just ended yesterday was actually 100% hatch rate. I think taking the egg out and inspecting it is the only way you know for sure unless you believe in the hands off theory. Which is fine. But in that case you do nothing and wait til the hatch is over. Whatever happens happens.
     
  4. confusedgirl

    confusedgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    okay I took him out and made his hole a little bigger and he started to peep
     
  5. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    That's good. He's alive. How's the membranes look? Are they still nice and white? Are they brownish? Is there liquid leaking out?
     
  6. confusedgirl

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    the membrane is still white and I'm going to take precaution in keeping it moist
     
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    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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