Pipped, Zipped and Out

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rosco, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. rosco

    rosco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    scroll down to third post or so for picture. all is good
    i've seen many posts on this but now its time and i've forgotten what most recommended.

    it pipped sometime between midnight last night and 9am this morning. it is now chirping more and more, at 10PM.

    RH is 72%. it is Day 19.5 or 20. humidity reached 50% on day 17 but has been above since. just recently, i brought it from 60% to 72%.

    shall i just wait as i had planned? should i spray it w/ warm mist? should i soften egg some other way?

    thanks,
    rosco
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2009
  2. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    It should do fine. I would leave it alone.
     
  3. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    If you have any way to lower that humidity a bit, I would. I have far more problems with humidity too high than too low.
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Quote:agreed.
     
  5. rosco

    rosco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    KEWL. just popped open the cotton ball luvers to drop humidity back to 70%. this seems to be an art form more than a science.

    this is the only one that will probably hatch. we started off with some very "iffy" eggs.

    Thanks,
    r
    ps. here is pip in upper left portion of upper left egg
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    Last edited: Dec 28, 2009
  6. rosco

    rosco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All is kewl. he is about zipping himself out. he starting chirping when he started zipping. he was zipping around the backside of the egg. we couldn't see that part. he is whistling while he works. not crying for help.
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    thanks all,
    rosco & robin
     
  7. rosco

    rosco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it will only be one unless we've a translucent chick in one of the eggs.

    here it is:
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  8. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    Congrats on the lonely lil chicky. Too bad no others made it!
     
  9. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

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    Congrats on your little chick! One is certainly better than none. [​IMG]
     
  10. rosco

    rosco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:thank you!
     

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