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i have a question about drowning a chick in an egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BellLisamo, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    Lets say that you have chicken eggs in a bator (i dont) and the humidity is in the 70's the whole time. from what ive heard.... a chick will drown when it pips through the membrane (is that right?).... well, what if on day 18, you poked a small hole in the top and tried to drain any water that might have built up do to humidity? could you do that, then wrap the egg in a wet paper towel? i want to try this sometime.... maybe we could save some chicks this way?
    has anyone done this or thought about this?

    i understand there are risks of bacteria, germs etc....
  2. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
    South GA
    I was wondering the same thing. i should think as long as you don't poke through the membrane the risk of infection is not as high as if you did. Also, when I saw the "how it's made' video, that hatchery pokes a hole in the egg on day 18 to "vaccinate" and they say they still get like a 90+% hatch(don't remember the actual #)

    So I don't see why you couldn't do this.
  3. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    Quote:thats what i was thinking, eventually if i could id like to put chicken eggs in with the ducks, so i didnt have to wait.

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