- Nov 19, 2012
I had 2 babies hatch at 21 days and I have 5 left in the Bator. These 2 took a full 12-15hrs to break through after pip. 1 I thought pip too and it was just cracked I think from the fluffies bouncy around. Any how I opened it a little, it was alive with yolk so I covered it with a moist towel and put it back. I keep smelling to make sure he hasn't died. It's been 3 days since then no others have piped and the other (I peeked today) still has healthy color and fluid around him. I also quickly candled 3 eggs 2 had a vein and 1 Was sloshy so disposed of it. Should I keep waiting? I do know my digital thermometer was wrong and about 5 degrees off for at lest 2 weeks. Should I bump up the temp or leave them since they have been surviving this long at the low temp. I just don't want to put them in shock after so long. The 2 babies don't seem to want to be as hot in their brooder. They hang out on the side in the mid 90's never under the light, that's why I haven't bumped the eggs.