No idea why this happend!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kyrose, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    Melbourne,Ky.
    So im on day 18 and was planning lockdown tomorrow morning so i decided to candle tonight.One has already pipped,my heat has been 99-100 with no spikes,so dont no why he is early.But thats not the strange part.One of the eggs was stuck to the turner!! [​IMG] I just candled 2 nights ago,no problem.I wasnt sure what to do,so i ran warm water around where it was stuck.Didnt help.I actually caused a small crack in the bottom of the egg.Thank goodness the liner(whatever its called)was ok,so nothing leaked out.I figured i had nothing to loose,either get the egg out or it would die.So i used a qtip to dribble some oil where it was stuck and it finally came out.Bits of the shell was still stuck to the turner.[​IMG]I just cant figure out what happend.I did hear a peep so for right now the chick is still alive.I hate when hatches start like this,just gives me a bad feeling.These eggs came from 3 beautiful paint silkies i got from a fellow byc'er,so i was really looking forward to hatching them.I sure hope all goes well.[​IMG] Has anything like this ever happened to anyone else?
     
  2. loveourbirds

    loveourbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ive had silkies hatch several times on day 18, i wouldnt worry to much about that. the other egg was probably thin shelled and seeped a little, it happens.

    im not sure that im telling you right, just what i would do: i would mist the egg lightly once a day until it hatches. keep a close eye on it, you might need to assist the hatch. if you haven't already seen this thread its full of great information.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/step-by-step-guide-to-assisted-hatching
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2013
  3. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    Melbourne,Ky.
    No i havent seen that thread,thanks.Thanks for responding.When i got up this morning the humidity was down,i hate the lg's,so i wet 2 paper towels and put them up against the whole in the egg.
     

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