How do you know if the chick is shrink wrapped?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Silkiehen, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. Silkiehen

    Silkiehen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just opened the incubator to put more water in and i heard a really loud chirp! I had no idea it was even pipped! Im scared I might have shrink wraped it when i opened it. My humidity is between 60% and 70%. Thank you in advance!
     
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  2. Silkiehen

    Silkiehen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chick pipped but the membrane wanst broke, what can i do?
     
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  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Leave it be although the membrane may not be broken it will still allow oxygen into the egg. Sometimes when they first pip it is only a crack in the shell they do things very slowly and will eventually break through the membrane when the time is right for them. Hatching can't and shouldn't be rushed the chicks know what they are doing. Good luck :fl
     
  4. RandomDuck

    RandomDuck Out Of The Brooder

    AH , calm down. How long was the incubator open for? The egg(s?) will be fine. Just sit back and have some icecream. The only reason you are advised to keep the incubator closed is newbies will open the incubator and mess with the eggs when they are hatching perfectly fine. The incubator has to be open for 5-6 minutes for any reL damage to be done. What is the humidity of the place that you live in? But as I was saying, calm down. No worries. :D
    But in the rare case, it does get shrink wrapped, go into the learning center and read about shrink wrapped chicks. I doubt you'll need to though.
     
  5. TaraBellaBirds

    TaraBellaBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    RandomDuck is right on. Relax and congratulations. You now have plenty of time to prepare your brooder for them.

    I had a similar situation on day 18, while locking down! I sussfully moved all of the eggs off of the turner, into the 'bator, and added a bit of water. The one that had pipped hatched a few hours later with no complications. For some reason ALL of my mix-breed eggs hatch on day 18 or 19!

    (Don't open the incubator until you are sure all of the eggs have hatched, or won't hatch. Babies can stay in the incubator without food or water for up to 3 days!)
     
  6. Silkiehen

    Silkiehen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Heres my pride and joy[​IMG]. I had 3 hatch. Ready for a long story? Ok so, I put 18 eggs in the incubator because I have never had a successful hatch. The are ALWAYS facing the wrong way and i never know until its to late. I also had a broody who was sitting on eggs before the rooster and my sister's dog ate them[​IMG] So I gave her ssome from the incubator, dog ate them to. So i set up a place for her to brood, she was awesome until hatch day. An egg pipped while i was gone, and ants got it(one problem after another). She ditched all 6 of them(leaving 6 eggs after everything). I quickly went out there and picked up each egg, i candled, i tapped and held up to my ear. Only one was alive and chirping. I ran in there and put it in the incubator(two in the incubator had already hatched). The hen tried to kill the babies... Number 3 hatched today. Hobbles is a cte sleeper! Hobbles and Calvin are the only ones i have pics of right now.[​IMG]
     
  7. Silkiehen

    Silkiehen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Calvin and Hobbles [​IMG]
     

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