OH NO 2 days internally pip

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BrownSheep, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. BrownSheep

    BrownSheep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my egg internally pipped twodays ago. Last night at 12 I could still hear him. What should I do?
     
  2. Ukmumbrood3

    Ukmumbrood3 Out Of The Brooder

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    I was just going to post the same! Mine were due to hatch Monday ( have been peeping since then too!)
     
  3. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Did you open the incubator during lockdown a lot? Maybe the membrane dried and it is stuck. Please, do not help it hatch.
     
  4. Ukmumbrood3

    Ukmumbrood3 Out Of The Brooder

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    I haven't opened mine since lockdown on Friday.
     
  5. BrownSheep

    BrownSheep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've open mine a couple times but the humidity stays the same. I also mist when I do open. I opened once to remove two chicks that were reaking havoc. They'd been in there about 36 hrs. Once more to remove a batch that where on day 28 and never hatched .
     
  6. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Quote:That could have affected it. Humidity can stay the same but still dry the membrane. Sorry.
     
  7. sassychickengirl

    sassychickengirl Out Of The Brooder

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    I say help it hatch, s-l-o-w-l-y. take a bit of the shell off and see if it can break through the membrane. If not, just make a small slit (it doesn't take much really) and see it that helps. I helped two of mine 2 wks ago, my first time hatching, and they are thriving. They would have died otherwise. I ended up taking a good amount of shell off the 2nd one but made it work as well. Just keep an eye on it and do what is needed.
     
  8. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Quote:Personally I won't ever again. The ones that I helped hatch (and didn't help too much) all died or had to be euthanized. But, then, things like the above do happen.
     

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