How long after internal pip?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CocoPopz, Jan 12, 2015.

  1. CocoPopz

    CocoPopz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed last night my silkie egg had made an internall pip, she isn't squeeking that much, probably heard her twice, that was about 10pm yesterday and it's 10am now, so I'm not sure how long to leave? She's not yet broke the shell to make an outer pip
     
  2. sumi

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    If it's still hasn't made progress, candle the egg, mark the air cell line, take a sharp object (I use a needle) and carefully score an X on the shell, a safe distance from the air cell line. Keep scoring until you break through the shell, then carefully remove just a tiny piece of shell, so the chick can get some fresh air in there.
     
  3. CocoPopz

    CocoPopz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay it's been another 5 hour since I posted so I it's not made progress when I get home then I will do what you said, thank you. I'm worried I will need to help this chick as it's been through hell and I'm surprised it's even live
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

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  5. CocoPopz

    CocoPopz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Right it had internally pipped for 16 hour, I could tell she was getting stressed, to the point I could see her breathing really fast when candled so I did what you said and scored into the egg until I made a pip, luckily it was right near the beak so she's now getting fresh air, the outer membrane is white which I guess is a good sign, now I think I'll leave her again and see what happens?
     
  6. CocoPopz

    CocoPopz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think she's shrink wrapped
     
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    CocoPopz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't actually know what day I'm on, one of my hens went broody (first time) as far as I know it was nearly time, but I had to take the egg off her as she wasn't very good, she kept letting it get cold baring in mind we've had snow, she's accidentally broke her other eggs, some rolled out of nest box so I though right I'll give it a chance after it had been stone cold like 3 times, been in incubator bout 3 days now so I'm sure it's past day 21
     
  8. CocoPopz

    CocoPopz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds stupid but can't decide if she's just stinky or shrink wrapped
     
  9. Yorkshire Coop

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    Does your membrane still look white? Brown/tan is the usual colour if they are drying out. Keeping the humidity high in the incubator should help. At least 65% if not higher. She should be ok for now if you have made a pip hole and she has oxygen. The usual but not set in stone time frame for hatching can be 24 hours in between each process. So internal pip then up to 24 hours untill the external pip or untill the C02 has built up and oxygen got low then up to 24 hours for zip and hatch. It could be that you smelling the usual hatch gunk ie poop that has no where to go while they are in the egg.
     
  10. CocoPopz

    CocoPopz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The outer membrane is white so she isn't shrink wrapped, isn't that where both membranes are wrapped tight around her? I think she looks okay, I'll add pictures So you can't tell me what you think, just want her to do it on her own, because I doubt she's absorbed everything so I'm not going to intervene anymore than I have, she's came this far, fingers crossed she will without me helping! X
     

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