So many questions

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by rustymurphy, Jan 13, 2017.

  1. rustymurphy

    rustymurphy Out Of The Brooder

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    I have had to help some of my chicks get out of their shells in doing so I noticed that the membrane under the shell is very tough almost like leather what causes this I think that the chicks can't get through very easy
     
  2. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Chillin' With My Peeps

    What was your incubator's humidity at hatching? Chicks can get through tough membranes, but low humidity can cause the membrane to dry out. This thread may be helpful: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/518717/thick-rubbery-membrane-post-hatch-question.

    If you haven't already read it, Sally Sunshine's guide to assisted hatching is an excellent resource: https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/step-by-step-guide-to-assisted-hatching.
     

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