To Help or Not To Help? that is the question!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by PinkyLee, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. PinkyLee

    PinkyLee Songster

    Oct 9, 2014
    It's 2 :27 in the morning and my egg has stopped peeping... it had a few holes and I could see movement.. then it stopped for about an hour... so I said he's gonna need help... he's been trying all day to get out. I peeled off a little shell and the bird was dry as card board... UGH... so after reading some books... I though okay let's wet it... it came to life and is peeping away in the bottom of the incubator but I noticed it was not fully developed in the stomach area. So... I can't stand to here em peeking from my bedroom.... maybe I'm not good at this. Sadness... sorry... going to bed with ear plugs. Oh.. back to my question what should I have done? I was thinking of wrapping the egg in a damp paper towel to give it extra moisture.... but please any suggestions. I can't adjust the humidity to high because i have other eggs at different stages.
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    You can up the humidity for It's hatch..It won't effect the other eggs that fast..Possibly it's shrink wrapped in the egg?..

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