pip and die

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 19Dawn76, May 21, 2010.

  1. 19Dawn76

    19Dawn76 Songster

    Apr 26, 2009
    Toadsuck, AR
    I am inthe middle of a hatch and have had my 3rd chick pip and die. Humidity is at 50. temp 100
     

  2. 19Dawn76

    19Dawn76 Songster

    Apr 26, 2009
    Toadsuck, AR
    anyone have a guess as to what is going on?
     
  3. Buugette

    Buugette [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Cra

    May 26, 2009
    Bucks County, PA
    I thought the humidity had to be 65 to 70...
     
  4. 19Dawn76

    19Dawn76 Songster

    Apr 26, 2009
    Toadsuck, AR
    I am trying to raise it but since the other pips membranes aren t turning white I thought it was ok. Even the ones that pipped and died had moist membranes.
     

  5. zatsdeb

    zatsdeb Songster

    Oct 2, 2007
    Lincoln, Illinois
    I would also say the humidity isn't high enough.
     
  6. Hennypen

    Hennypen Songster

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    70%

    Put in a wet maxi pad.
     
  7. shelley8971

    shelley8971 In the Brooder

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    Hope this helps some.......

    Pipped eggs, but
    died without
    hatching

    Insufficient moisture Increase humidity (wet-bulb
    temperature) during the hatching period.

    Improper ventilation Increase ventilation rate in incubator
    and/or room, but avoid drafts.

    Improper setting of eggs
    causing malpositioned
    embryos

    Set eggs with small end down. Turn
    eggs properly but avoid turning within 3
    days of hatching.
     

  8. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Were you doing a dry hatch? Even with a dry hatch, humidity should be 65% during lockdown. And I have killed more chicks trying to figure this all out!!!!! You are certainly not alone.
     
  9. SportChick

    SportChick Songster

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    How does one increase the ventilation? I have a styrofoam incubator which has two holes in it that have plugs. My instructions read to open one plug for most of the incubation but open both during lockdown. How would I know if they weren't getting enough air??? Every time I read these posts I realize that I may have gotten in over my head with trying to hatch chicks.
     

  10. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:See these kinds of posts is what lead me to buy the Brinsea Octo 20. That thing is completely stupid proof. I have wandered off for DAYS and not looked at it and had a great hatch.

    Sorry I cant answer you....
     

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