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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by summer9498, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. summer9498

    summer9498 Out Of The Brooder

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    HELP! QUESTION!!! We had planned that our eggs were due to hatch on Wednesday. We weren't going to turn them anymore after last night! When we went to turn them 2 have broken through but the hole is facing the bottom of the incubator. In the past they have always pipped upward! Should I leave them be? Or should I turn them even though they are zipping so they the initial hole is facing upward???
     
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    If they are zipping without a problem, I would leave them be, but woud get that humidity up. If they are only pipped I would up the humidity and turn them over, (not because it's neccessary, but because I'm a meddler and can't stand not knowing what is going on.)
     
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    summer9498 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thanks! Without being able to see them I can't tell what's going on. The membranes looks very dry to me compared to the last time we incubated :(
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  4. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Yes it does. I would pull it out and moisten the membrane with a wet q-tip or a little bacitracin.
     
  5. summer9498

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    Thanks. I moistened them so we will see how they progress. 6 of the 12 are in progress.
     

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