Anyway. The eggs were past due to hatch. No pipping nothin. I was sad, I though they had all died in their eggs.
On day 29 I started hatching them. The first was actually dead in the egg. But to my shock and disbelief, the other five were alive. The second I hatched nearly completely. The membrane was like rubber. I have no idea how in the world it would have made it out. He still had a lot of yoke attached, so I left half the shell on, covered it with a warm damp paper towel, put it back In the incubator. Though he couldn’t hold his head up initially, and did a lot of flopping, a day later is doing well.
The next day two had pipped. I checked my calendar, and it was correct, these guys were just late hatching. That was yesterday.
Today they hadn’t got any further, so I hatched one (I had opened the top, and gently held it but the egg and it slowly slid out) and the other almost completely hatched itself, after I had unzipped it. Those three are all doing well.
The very last one pipped on a blood vessel. The egg was very dark in spots, I was worried it was bleeding to death. Weak, it would never hatch. So I unhatched half, and it seems to be doing ok. It’s still curled up, and half the egg is still on it. He now has a warm damp paper towel on him in the incubator.