what does "shink wrap" actually mean?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SportChick, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. SportChick

    SportChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard a lot of people use the term, but what does it really mean? What does it look like?
     
  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    You'll know it when you see it. It's when the humidity is too low (or sometimes can happen if there's a pip directly under the fan in a forced air) and the inner membrane dries out and sticks to the chick. When this happens, the chick will not hatch without assistance, as they get stuck in position and can't move.
     
  3. dolfi

    dolfi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so what do i do how can i help
     
  4. sumi

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    I use a wet q-tip to dampen the membrane every now and then to keep it soft while I wait for the chick to get ready to complete the hatch.
     
  5. dolfi

    dolfi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how do you know that its shrink wraped before it hatches
     
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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