Pipped this morning, but no unzipping? Help or wait? HELP!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Staceybullock, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. Staceybullock

    Staceybullock Out Of The Brooder

    I had two eggs pip aroun 11am, and one around 1; very little to no progress, although they are still wiggling....is it time to help? I'm a first time hatcher... I need some advice. These eggs have had a very inconsistent incubation. A broody hen sat on them until last sunday, she hatched 2, and abandoned these...they've had huge temp variations (from 80 to 100) bad humidity control ~ although today I bought an incubator so its better now - but do they need help? HELP!!!
     
  2. GAQuail

    GAQuail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wait! They won't start zipping until 24-48 hrs after pipping. Be patient!
     
  3. Staceybullock

    Staceybullock Out Of The Brooder

    I've just read so many posts about the membrane drying out or them dying at this point. They've had a hard time of it, and I'd hate to lose them this late in the game.
     
  4. Staceybullock

    Staceybullock Out Of The Brooder

    Waiting was the right thing to do! Two hatched...2 still only pipped, but wiggling! :celebrate[​IMG]
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