Pip and stop

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by duck mom newbie, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. duck mom newbie

    duck mom newbie Chirping

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    I have chicks that are popping and dieing. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Rose Quartz

    Rose Quartz Enabler

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    can you upload a picture of the pips?
     
  3. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Free Ranging

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    What is the humidity at?
    Are the temps stable?
    Can you post picture(s)?
     
  4. duck mom newbie

    duck mom newbie Chirping

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    Temp 100, humidity 58
     
  5. duck mom newbie

    duck mom newbie Chirping

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    Latest pip. Not sure if he will keep going...
     

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  6. CajunFeatherz

    CajunFeatherz Chirping

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    Are they dying in shell or are they just resting after pip? It can take a long time from pip to zip.

    Do an eggtopsy and see what you have in the dead ones. If you have an otherwise healthy hatchling that just needs help, step in to assist if you absolutely need to. Your shells could just be extra hard or something.
     
  7. duck mom newbie

    duck mom newbie Chirping

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    I did one. Chick is fully formed and had his beak out so...maybe shells too hard?
    I'll see if this lil guy needs help!!
    Wish me luck!!
     
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  8. sdm111

    sdm111 Free Ranging

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    I don't know about ducks but with chickens if the humidity is too high during incubation the chick can grow too big and is unable to turn to zip the shell and will die in the same manner as your picture
     
  9. sdm111

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    It also appears you are using a Styrofoam incubator which are notorious for too high humidity
    Research dry incubation method
     
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  10. CajunFeatherz

    CajunFeatherz Chirping

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    This is good to know as I had my own bizarre hatch experience with this one and had to have the humidity on the high side for a while. I will be vigilant during hatch.

    Make sure to look up the guide to assisted hatching on this site! Read it in full and TAKE YOUR TIME!!
     

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