How to tell if shrink wrapped??

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

  1. Tricorn

    Tricorn Out Of The Brooder

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    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.

    Help!


    ((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

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    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.
     

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