In Lockdown and need advice

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Pat Mcaffee, Mar 22, 2018.

  1. Pat Mcaffee

    Pat Mcaffee Chirping

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    My salmon Faverolles are on day 21 and started popping last night- two pipped around 10 last night and their holes have only grown larger. The birds are still alive but I’m concerned they aren’t hatching fast enough. Advice?
     
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  2. Chickens_4Life

    Chickens_4Life Chirping

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    Leave them be. If you are sure they can't get out you can carefully, with tweezers, snap off tiny pieces of the egg around the hole. REMEMBER, ONLY DO THIS IF THE BIRD CANNOT GET OUT!
     
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  3. Pat Mcaffee

    Pat Mcaffee Chirping

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    It would be nice to get an expert opinion on this- three eggs are facing the same difficulty so I’m a bit worried it’s a genetic issue.
     
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  4. oregonkat

    oregonkat Crowing

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    If the chicks have pipped in the last 24 hrs. they are probably fine and just resting before the big push. Once they zip, thats when you have to watch. Zipping can take as little as 10 mins or as much as 45 mins. @WVduckchick @Pyxis a little advice here will make the OP more reassured please.
     
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  5. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds!

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    Agree. Normally 20-24 hours pipped shouldn't be a problem, just keep a watch on the membrane. If it starts turning brown, it may be drying out. If it stays white or wet-gray looking, the chick is usually fine, and moving, even if you can't see it.

    Good luck!
     
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  6. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds!

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  7. As long as you're HUMIDITY is good they should be fine. Many times they are unable to get out because of low humidity drying them out inside and they cannot move. Humidity is important.
     
  8. Pat Mcaffee

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    Update; the struggling egg hatched with twins and another hatched healthily too.
     
  9. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds!

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    Yeah! :clap
    Pics when you get a chance.
     
  10. oregonkat

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    TWINS???? How amazing, really rare that they both make it. PLEASE post pics, really exciting.
     

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