Help!! Urgent!! (update! pics and video on page 5!)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chick1043, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    Today is day 17 of incubation and I just went to go turn the eggs and I turned one and it looked like a pip! But not for sure! What do I do!!???

    Okay, picture and a video on page 5!! The video is right under pic 1!
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2011
  2. cat1994

    cat1994 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2010
    Southeast MO
    Up the humidity and wait and see
     
  3. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    It's really weird! Like the egg shell is cracked but not the membrane.. :\\
     
  4. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One egg out of my last batch hatched 4 days early. He was lonely for a couple days but he's fine. You may just have yourself an "early bird". If he does hatch and is alone for a couple days, a small stuffed animal and a small mirror will help keep him company until his brood mates arrive. Take a deep breath and let it happen.[​IMG]
     
  5. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    Humidity right now is 66 percent. Does it need to be in eighties? I would post a pic but don't have camera at moment. Also the membrane seems dry..Do I just leave it?
     
  6. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Increase humidity to about 75%. If the membrane looks dry, wrap the egg loosely in warm wet paper towels. Try to limit the amount of times you check on it so as not to disturb the overall humidity for the other eggs. Keep us posted!
     
  7. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    Well I don't have to open the incubator to look at it because the top is plexiglass. How ever, how do I know if it is a pip? I seriously can't really tell! I'm a nooby at this!
     
  8. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A pip looks like a tiny outward crack in the egg. The small crack usually has 3 or 4 little cracks radiating from a center point. I know there are pictures around here somewhere. BRB with a pic. Also, you can hold the egg to your ear and listen for pecking or peeping.
     
  9. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    Its Peeping!!
     
  10. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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