Opening eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by aalbury, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. aalbury

    aalbury Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am finishing up my first incubation and I have 2 eggs that are 3 days late - yesterday there were 3 that were 2 days late - and one hatched mid-afternoon yesterday. It seems to be OK so far. It's eating I think. Can I -or should I- break open the shell in the air sac area on those last 2 and peek in to see if they need help out? I've had a heck of a time trying to keep the humidity up to even 65% and have had to open the incubator every day to add water.... Are they done? or dead?
     
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  2. aalbury

    aalbury Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OH SHOOT. I just picked one up and I can hear peeping in it....what do I do? There is a very small dry pip on it.....I put it back...should I try to pry a little more off it?
     
  3. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    IMO-if mine were 2 days late I would "help" a little I would break it open where it is peeping it could be to dry and it is shrunk warpped to where it cant manuver out by itself-do to let air in and put it back warpped in a warm wet papertowel-do not cover the air hole you made and wrap it loosly though. then after an hour or two break the shell more to help-again wet paper towel around it to help with moisture inside it. This is just what I do others let nature takes it course and if they hatch they do and if not then they lose a chick or two. I help after they are "late"
     
  4. aalbury

    aalbury Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK! THanks!!!!!!I'll be back!
     
  5. aalbury

    aalbury Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do I break the membrane or whatever that is???? I wrapped it and pulled off a little cracked part it had made since I put it back! But there is the membrane... must get pic so you can help me thank you thank you thank you by the way!!!
     
  6. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    yes break through the membrane-but be careful to avoid the veins! if it bleeds stop!~ wrap in that wet warm papertowel and leave for an hour or two to see if it can make it out on its own-I bet it is shrink wrapped-I pick off the shell to the size of a nickel to help-
     
  7. aalbury

    aalbury Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can see it's little beak! I just barely broke the membrane picking a little more shell off - I think it will make it!

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  8. aalbury

    aalbury Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you thank you thank you again! Phew...
     
  9. aalbury

    aalbury Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is a little blood....I hope it will be OK....

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  10. chickenlover54

    chickenlover54 Henely Hatchery

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    Good luck! I think it should be ok~! [​IMG]
     

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