Pip and quit

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Suzierd, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. Suzierd

    Suzierd Overrun With Chickens

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    Can someone give me advice soon! My eggs are piped then quite its been 24 hours now for the dirt one, I can't get my humidity up its been running 44' I'm going to go buy a humidifier or set up a styrofoam box for them to get the humidity up, is it to late since they piped? Should I go ahead and help them out? Please advise!
     
  2. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    they will pip hole then rest 12-24 hrs. don't help. just because they pip doesn't mean they are fully ready to hatch. good luck be patient!
     
  3. Suzierd

    Suzierd Overrun With Chickens

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    Thank you Gimmie! I got them in the styrofoam home made incubator and my humidity is above 60 now I feel much better. And they are busting thru, they have holes now so Thank God. They really got active since the temps are better. I really appricheate your reply this is nerve racking stuff.
     
  4. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    here's my home made bator- 8''x9'' 15 w bulb dry hatch- the little white dish in second pic has a bit of water in it everyother day or so my hatches have been small but 100%.
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    the chicks below are the chicks from these eggs, same order, we were still waiting on the blue one.
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    this last pic was the first batch I hatched out.
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  5. Suzierd

    Suzierd Overrun With Chickens

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    Wow amazing what works, cute chicks! How long do you wait before you pull the newly hatched chick out?
     
  6. gimmie birdies

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    I waited until there was a few that had hatched and they were tossing the other eggs about/ running walking. day 2
     

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