Peep help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bobanna02, Apr 27, 2017.

  1. bobanna02

    bobanna02 In the Brooder

    Oct 31, 2016
    We put four eggs in the incubator on 4/6/17 and two hatched on their own over the previous day. This little one is taking a while.


    The pip started yesterday and it seems bigger today. I notice that the membrane is starting to look brown on the edges. I don't know enough to know what part of the chicken I'm seeing through the hole. How do I know when to help?

    I've read up about what to do (hopefully I could do it right), but when to help seems to be time and experience dependent. Any ideas? I don't want to lose the chick if I don't have to.

    Currently it is at 70% humidity. It got a little hotter in there in the last hour after moving the lid around, the temp is 101.1 and dropping back to a normal temp.

    Thanks in advance!

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