Help!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by TinyChickenLady, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. TinyChickenLady

    TinyChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a little dilemna... My eggs are on day 22 of hatching. I had at least 4 or 5 that were rockin. My temp is perfect... around 100. My humidity is at a steady 80%.
    My problem is I had one of the eggs pip yesterday between 8am and 1pm (I was at work) and it hasn't zipped. There's still some slight movement but no chirping. When should I check it over or intervene? I wanted it to hatch on it's own but I don't think it's going to.
    Any advice on what I should do and when I should do it?
     
  2. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would give it at least till tomarrow, your thremomator might be off a bit.
     
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  3. TinyChickenLady

    TinyChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok thanks. I just don't want it to die in there. I was worried it might be too big to zip because the egg is shaped a little weird...
    It's almost a perfect oval but it's got a band-like swelling around the middle. That shouldn't hurt it, should it?
     
  4. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    That's a lot of humidity. I try never to go over 75% it will spike when chicks hatch.





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