membrane question HELP!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by erthymom2, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. erthymom2

    erthymom2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, here's my dilema:
    pipping in two eggs, some zipping - enough to see the beak moving and hear sounds.

    in others their air cell is OK, there is VERY little movement but they have not zipped, not broken thru the membrane.. i see wiggly jiggly under the membranes.

    where the membrane is exposed, should i cover it lightly with papertowling to keep it moise or just mist the exposed spots where there is no shell but membrane .
     
  2. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    As long as your humidity is at least 60% you shouldn't have to do either thing. Don't cover it and you don't need to mist it....that's for duck eggs. Just be patient...it can take 24 hours from first pip to hatch. They are resting and absorbing the yolk.
     
  3. kellim

    kellim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with oldtimegator! I had a duck pip on day 26 and it didn't finish hatching out til day 28. It would work a while and rest a while. Did great and is a healthy happy baby who thinks I am momma lol!
     

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