Need Advice

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jrtpro, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. jrtpro

    jrtpro Out Of The Brooder

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    Chicks zip the eggs just fine, but can't tare through the egg lining. I left them in the egg for 15 hours after they broke the shell all the way around and then I helped them out. The chicks are doing great now. I had the humidity 45% to 50% up until day 18 and raised it to 65%+ the last few days. The eggs are Black Copper Marans. It looks like the lining is real tough.
     
  2. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    What advice do you need?
     
  3. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    TOugh membrane or was it dried out?

    I had that problem with my last hatch, I'll up my humidity next time and see if that helps.
     
  4. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
  5. jrtpro

    jrtpro Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:The membrane was white when the chicks first piped the egg, but after time it turned sort of opaque. I had 4 fertile eggs and had three hatch with my help. I will raise the humidity 55% or 60% next time.
     
  6. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    I agree I had the same problem. To dry ! I know we don't want to drown them but I had to help 2 of my 7 as well. Membrane was very dry !

    I hatched 7 out of 11.

    I had temp at 100 and hum 50 for 18 days.
    Then 65 after that. I think next time I will go with hum 60 and then 75 for last days.

    It looks like I will loose one of them as he won't stand or walk. Just lays on side and kicks and chirps. Poor thing ! [​IMG]
     
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  7. jrtpro

    jrtpro Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I am using a Lyons TX-7 and I won another TX-7 on ebay. I can try it both ways next time until I get it figured out.
     
  8. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Quote:I am using a Lyons TX-7 and I won another TX-7 on ebay. I can try it both ways next time until I get it figured out.

    That would be good, then you could figure out the best way that works for you !! [​IMG]

    Keep me updated on what happens, I'm interested to know what works better for you !!
     
  9. jrtpro

    jrtpro Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I am using a Lyons TX-7 and I won another TX-7 on ebay. I can try it both ways next time until I get it figured out.

    That would be good, then you could figure out the best way that works for you !! [​IMG]

    Keep me updated on what happens, I'm interested to know what works better for you !!

    I will. Thanks
     

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