Hole opened but not unzipping?


In the Brooder
7 Years
Jan 26, 2012
So this happened to one of my eggs last hatch and I had to help the baby out, but I never know when to intervene and when not to! I have a webcam on my incubator now.


This little guy pipped yesterday morning, almost as soon as they went into lockdown (day 18). The hole has been there for about an hour, and it seems like he/she is just working around the edges of the hole and not turning and unzipping like it needs to. The membrane I can see looks really dry, but humidity is reading 60% in there right now so I don't think it SHOULD be an issue...this is only my second hatch though so I could really use some input.

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