little guy stuck in egg--i do not know what i'm doing!! HELP!

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    NEED HELP NOW. I don't know how to use this site--and I don't have time to keep looking for the answer I need. I am making a million mistakes--first timer...

    it's day 21, and one is healthy and out, and another has started--but has been pipping for about 24 hrs!! I've kept going in to check on him too.


    I had only one egg in the bator that was viable upon candling--so I removed 8 and let that one grow, at day 18 I removed him/her to a "hatching box" and she (Eden named her "Eden Junior") was fine. a week later I added 4 more eggs to the hatching box with her. When this egg-in-trouble first pipped a bit of a hole--Eden Junior attacked it!! It looked a bit bloody, but still alive. the hole is larger this morning--but it's taking a long time to come out.

    after reading thru some of this--I realize the moisture must be too low!! he is in a lrge plastic storage container, with a light and blankets over it. i don't have a moisture detector thingy--but added some wet paper napkins close by the egg...should I help little? HELP!
     
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    i guess what i'm asking is:

    so how long does it take to come out?

    if the moisture got too low--what else can I do?

    should I wait longer?
     
  3. DwayneNLiz

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    pip to zip can be 24 +- hours zipping is only 60-90 minutes,
    how long has it been pipped and can you post a picture?
     
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    she pecked through the egg about 18 hrs ago. she made the hole rounder--not going along a "line?" whatever that is. I don't know how to take a picture....but she has round hole and is prob glued in????
     
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    I put her on a paper towel
     
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    ok--I figured out how to do the picture thingy--it's been a long time--but she's still moving!
     
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    18 is not time to worry

    is the membrane brown???
     
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    do you know the temp? or approx humidity??
    it looks like it may be too cold and too dry, you may need to start assisting

    what color is the membrane??
     
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    ok--I figured out how to do the picture thingy--it's been a long time--but she's still moving! yes--the membrane is brown! oh no!!!
     
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    brown is bad! you need to get q tips and dab with water

    WATCH OUT FOR NOSTRILS!!!

    and you may have to help peel egg a bit, but make sure to dab with warm water first so you dont rip out feathers/fluff
     

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