Should I be worried?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by micmse, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. micmse

    micmse Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 18, 2010
    St. Louis
    I am hatching eggs in my classroom and I thought everything was going great. We have had 4 hatch, and several pip. Some of the pip areas look like they are getting dry. Almost like tissue paper. The humidity is 78% and I have not opened the incubator. The chicks that have hatched are nice and wet. So should I be concerned that I have shrink wrapped them?
  2. greeneacre

    greeneacre Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2010
    Garner, nc
    Best thing you can do is not open the incubator. The humidity can spike when chicks hatch out and will most likey come down. The dried part of the egg by the pip sound like normal, at least that is how mine look at this point in hatching. Sound like you are doing great.
  3. kvmommy

    kvmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2011
    Mine are almost all like that...kinda papery if they've taken a long to time to zip. Some were shrink-wrapped but most were fine. I don't think its a sign of shrink-wrappage or anything.

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