To help or not to help.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chichi56788, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. chichi56788

    chichi56788 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chick is upside down in the egg pipping twords the bottom of the incubator. She has made a largeish hole. Should I flip it over. She seems to be trying to do it her self for the last 4 hours but to no avail. Should I help or not?
     
  2. dusterbd

    dusterbd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I personally would help but thats me. I wouldn't do it all though just enough to make it easier for it.
     
  3. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give it a bit longer and see if the chick is starting to zip. If not give it a little help,

    Good Luck,
    sandie
     
  4. chichi56788

    chichi56788 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is doing fine she just seems confused and keeps pecking at the bottom. I want to help just not let humidity out.
     
  5. dusterbd

    dusterbd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you have a spray bottle you could mist the incubator to bring the humidity back up or you could even wet a paper towel I don't think it would hurt for just a minute or two though long enough to help a bit.
     
  6. chichi56788

    chichi56788 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok, I helped and there was a big gaping hole on the bottom. I cant realy describe what I saw. It was moving. Im going to try to take a pic.
     
  7. dusterbd

    dusterbd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok you sound like me I am going to be so nervous and anxious when mine start hatching... can't wait to see the pic!!!
     
  8. chichi56788

    chichi56788 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cant get a picture of it because it is at such an odd angle. So here is my drawing. It looks like a little canaries head. I can see a black dot that opens and closes (eye?) and an orange triangle. There also seems to be a thin membrain over the whole thing.
    [​IMG]
     
  9. dusterbd

    dusterbd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I get what your talking about I had to help an egg hatch that we had in our first incubator which was homeade and sucked anyways I know this isn't recommended and i was taking a gamble. I started the pip in it last night and helped it finish today it was on day 25 and the one that was supose to hatch 2 days before this one I didn't help and it ended up dying. Needless to say the little fellow is weak but is starting to cheap like crazy. I just hope it makes it because it has pretty colors in it and is so precious. When i started the pip in it I saw the white membrane your talking about. Well if I can get the humidity right in my incubator tonight for lock down then I am off to bed. Good luck with your hatch and I will definately check in tomorrow to see if you have posted pics of the new chicks...
     
  10. chichi56788

    chichi56788 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its all good! It was just the beak pipping! [​IMG]
     

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