Moisten membrane?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by thatduckguyy, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. thatduckguyy

    thatduckguyy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 25, 2011
    Is there anyway i can moisten it? I mean I can but then it goes dry again right after, its a thick white colour dry and rubbery.
  2. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    Increase the humidity in your incubator.[​IMG]
  3. thatduckguyy

    thatduckguyy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 25, 2011
    Quote:its around 85 right now I don't get it
  4. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 19, 2011
    Massachusetts, USA

    If yours are still rubbery , you're ahead of me!. Some of mine were like dry rice paper. And the humidity was 90%. I just opened the shell to help. If veins showed, I stopped and left the egg for a while depending on the time that it pipped. One I left a whole 24 hours post pip before opening it because of visible veins. it's what worked for me. Do what you are comfortable with.
  5. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2010
    Glasgow, Scotland
    If you open the bator to help one, you'll probably end up having to help them all. Just try to leave it shut for as long as you possibly can without helping. You do know that ducklings can easily take up to 36 hours after pipping to make any more progress, and that this is perfectly normal, don't you? You should probably walk away and leave them for a while to reduce the temptation to help unnecessarily! When I incubated duck eggs, they pipped then did absolutely nothing more for well over 24 hours. I knew not to worry, left them well alone, and they all hatched out fine on their own eventually...

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