Should I help?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by matlock585, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. matlock585

    matlock585 Songster

    Apr 22, 2011
    White Bluff, TN
    I have an egg that pipped approx. 20 hours ago. When I got up this morning, it had cracked a little more around the pip, probably dime sized area. about an hour ago, I looked and it had knocked off some of the shell, about the size of a pencil eraser. The membrane is still there and not poked through. I can see it poke at it every now and then but I don't think it can get through it. I had the humidity at about 70%, but after the hatching started it got up to 80%. I had to open the incubator this morning because one of my chicks had gotten over the divider and was stuck under the light bulb. But I took in the bathroom with the shower running and it was very steamy. The humidity never got below 63%

  2. Griffin Nest

    Griffin Nest Songster

    Aug 7, 2010
    dont help with your hands. what i did is i put ONE drop of warm water on the membrane and the humidity was around 80%. the chick helped itself and hatched. now he's fine and chirping up a storm [​IMG]
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    I agree. Good luck... [​IMG] [​IMG]

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