Newbie at this hatching excitement!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by farminals, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. farminals

    farminals New Egg

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    Hi, first timer here, recently purchased a incubator and set 24 eggs. However my hen was also sitting on some, 6 out of 7 hatched she left the best leaving one behind which was cold but when I candled it, it was still alive so I put it in the incubator. Problem now is it pipped 24 hours ago with not a lot of progress. I have wrapped the tissue in a damp paper towel as I can't raise my humidity as I'm worries about the other eggs having to high humidity. Not sure what to do and if I should assist it. I'm worried it will shrink wrap. Any advice would be fantastic [​IMG]
     
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    You could chip away a little of the shell around the pip whole to evaluate the chicks position and progress to determine if assisting is neccesssary. I would give this a read: https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/step-by-step-guide-to-assisted-hatching as it's a great reference for making that decision and assisting when you think it's neccessary. Good luck and hope the little guy makes it all right.
     
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  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    How did it go with the chick? Any luck?
     
  4. farminals

    farminals New Egg

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    All went well, I upped the humidity and left the chick to it. I have just come home from work and the chicks all hatched out nicely and all looks well! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. Lalegid

    Lalegid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad it worked out for your little chick :)
     
  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    [​IMG] Congratulations and welcome to BYC!
     
  7. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Awesome!!! So happy for you!!
     

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