Help! Shrinkwrapped baby!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Badhbh, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. Badhbh

    Badhbh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one egg that has pipped has a problem. I shone a flashlight through the little hole, and the membrane looks really tight against the chick. What do I do??
     
  2. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Well for starters.... LEAVE THE BATOR CLOSED! Opening the incubator to shine a light through the egg probably did more harm than anything else....
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    How is the humidity? You didn't open the bator did you? Keep the humidity up and let nature do it's work. If it really is stuck and the membrane is dry, and it's been at least 24 hours post pip, you can look though the sticky at the top of this section on asisted hatches.
     
  4. Badhbh

    Badhbh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Humidity is at about 60. I only opened the bator to put more water in( Was at 50). I can see into the pip hole through the window.
     
  5. Badhbh

    Badhbh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not touching it.
    I'm not touching it.
    I'm not touching it.
    There's another pip!
     
  6. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Another pip in the same egg or in another egg?
    ~Rebecca
     
  7. Badhbh

    Badhbh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It was another egg. Chick one is still half in half out and looking tired. Chick 2 busted out like "get me the #### outta here!"
     
  8. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long has it been since the first egg pipped? [​IMG]

    ~Rebecca
     
  9. Badhbh

    Badhbh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just over 24 hours. The top half of the shell is gone, and she's lying with her top half out of the shell, and her bottom half in it. Still breathing, just very tired looking.
     
  10. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Whoa!!! I'm sure you mean well Poulets, but give badhbh the benefit of the doubt. I didn't see where he/she said they opened the bator to shine the light in. Seems like we "eat our young" sometimes here on BYC.

    Bad...the chick is probably very tired. Just give it some time. It will get it's second wind and get up and out of that shell soon. Sometimes it takes them several hours.
     
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