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Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by sabrina11, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. sabrina11

    sabrina11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my chicks broke the air sack in the egg about 2 days ago and still hasn't made started to hatch or make any sound. Should I help it and check and see if it's still alive?
     
  2. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, don't help it, especially if it's at or before day 21. You can candle the egg to see if it is still alive. The time between internal and external pip can be a few days. Once the chick begins to breathe air through the air cell, it encourages it to draw up the yolk sac into its body and seal off live blood vessels. You wouldn't want to have a chick that hasn't fully absorbed its yolk.
     
  3. sabrina11

    sabrina11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you know if it's alive?
     
  4. sabrina11

    sabrina11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes...it needs air..so see if its still alive. Someone told me to do this. Which is better?
     
  5. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Candle it and see if it is moving around in the egg. What day are you on?
     
  6. sabrina11

    sabrina11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Candle it and see if it is moving around in the egg. What day are you on? 
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  7. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. sabrina11

    sabrina11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched the egg for it and the baby had nothing wrong with it but it was dead and it was giant[​IMG] Any idea why?
     
  9. Lil Peeps

    Lil Peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Having the humidity too high in the days leading up to the hatch can cause huge wet chicks. You should have it about 30% humidity and then at lockdown about 65% I believe. This has happened to one of my hatches before and someone told me I had my humidity too high during the whole hatch.
     
  10. red283672

    red283672 Out Of The Brooder

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    What should the humidity be at the beginning of incubating the eggs. I hear 45 to 50 percent is that right?
     

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