Need help. Do I assist at this time?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by DixChix, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. DixChix

    DixChix Just Hatched

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    External pip lastnight around 8pm... No change since. Looks like membrane is drying out...what do I do?[​IMG]

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  2. DixChix

    DixChix Just Hatched

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  3. thechickgal

    thechickgal Out Of The Brooder

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    Is the chick moving around or attempting to try and zip?
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    The outer membrane is supposed to turn white. It's fine. Don't even think about trying to help a pipped egg until it's been at least 24 hours. If you try to help too early, you can kill the chick.
     
  5. DixChix

    DixChix Just Hatched

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    It is still moving around.

    Thanks... I haven't hatched eggs since I was a kid... Im more than a little nervous
     
  6. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    [​IMG] I can see where your concern is. At this time, I wouldn't worry about the small amount of discolaration you are seeing around the edges. The majority of the membrane at this point is the nice white papery membrane that you want to see. If you start seeing that brownish/yellow extend out to the rest of the membrane, then yes, I would moisten it with a wet q-tip or put a small amount of vaseline on it.
     
  7. jlashaw

    jlashaw Out Of The Brooder

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    Mama hen AKA Crazy Blue, is on a nest of 13 eggs. I'm so excited, as of this morning, we have 3 internal pips and one external pip!!!! I am anxious because my last broody went psycho on her only surviving chick. I work a 10 hour shift today [​IMG] Hopefully everything goes well.
     
  8. DixChix

    DixChix Just Hatched

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    Thank you for the reassurance! I haven't been this nervous since my teens were born!!
     
  9. DixChix

    DixChix Just Hatched

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    Chick has passed:(
     
  10. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Oh no. Did it not even make it out?
     

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