incubation/hatch trouble

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mattschicks, Jan 1, 2015.

  1. mattschicks

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    I have 24 eggs in the bator and today is day 22counting from the day after i set them in. The problem if u can call it that is one piped through the shell this would be great but he is still in the sack no visibale hole...... is this comon? My temp is 100 degrees and humidity is 70% should i do anything or just sit on my hands and watch???
     
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    As long as he pipped in the right end (where the air cell is) I'd give him some time to complete the external pip. sometimes it doesn't look like there's a puncture in the membrane when there is a small one or a little rip you can't see. If he's like that for a long time and you think he's in distress you can snatch him out and if you have tweezers make a little hole, but I wouldn't recommend that unless you feel there is good reason. At this point I'd say sit and watch and let it proceed naturally. (Unless it's malepositioned, that's totally different.)
     
  3. mattschicks

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    No he piped through the right end just cant see. A whole in the membrain he is moving alot so im guessing he is doing fine just wanted to make sure this is normal. This is my first hatch ever and i have read every book and artical i could find. But never read anything about what this lil one just did. Lol. Thanks for the advise!!!
     
  4. AmyLynn2374

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    LOL. Hatching is stressfull!!! lol Especially the first one! If he seems to get weak or have trouble I personally (cause I go against the norm...lol) would make sure the membrane has a hole, but it isn't a recommended process...lol. I think he'll be fine, but you are the one there judging his condition so you have to go with your gut. Just make sure you really sure before you attempt help. :)
     
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  5. mattschicks

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    Lol it is!!! I feel like i am in the delivery room waiting for one of my children to be born....... so stressful.
     
  6. AmyLynn2374

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    Yes it is!! I'm just glad it only takes approximately 21 days to incubate. I don't think I could handle much more..lol
     
  7. mattschicks

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    I know i think im addicted to hatching lol the lil one i have been talking about the membrane went from white to clear? Does that mean he poke a hole or that its taking on moisture From the incubator?also 12 more have piped finally!!!!!
     
  8. AmyLynn2374

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    Awesome!! I would think it's humidity escaping from the egg, moistening the membrane. White/ clear is good. Tanish/brown-yellow, not so much. As long as the membrane isn't shrink wrapped against him, he should be good. Yes, very addicting!! What kind(s) are you hatching?
     
  9. mattschicks

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    Black australorp and a few red sexlix australorp mix thay are from my own flock figured i have never seen a egg hatch and now i k.ow why people love hatching there own eggs lol
     
  10. mattschicks

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    The membrane looks like it is just laying atop of him.
     

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