How to tell if shrink wrapped??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Tricorn, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. Tricorn

    Tricorn Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 15, 2011
    Shrink wrapped is the term right? I'm new to this...

    One egg pipped early, sometime last night. I didn't have the humidity up- it was only at about 47% when I woke up. Was 50% when I went to sleep though.

    There's only an triangular shaped indent, it doesn't look like the membranes been broken though. Can't see any movement either.

    I raised the humidity up to 80%, but I'm wondering if I should be helping or not.


    ((None of the other eggs are at risk due to opening, they're all 4-5 days behind)
  2. Justuschicks

    Justuschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2010
    Keswick, Virginia
    I am nosey when it comes to hatching. If I see a pip for too long with no progress I just have to take a peek. The only time I have had a shrink wrapped chick was when they pipped and started to hatch out where there was a significant hole, exposing the inside to dry out if the humidity had dropped. In this case the membrane is actually glued to the chick and so I have to help them out.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by