what makes membrane stick to chick

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mstricer, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    I've had 2 chicks who were almost completely zipped, and trying to get out. I usually don't help but after 24 hours they still could not get out,so I helped them, the membrane was completely stuck to them. My humidity appeared to be 73% I know there was enough due to the condensation on windows any suggestion?
    Michele
     
  2. Cattitude

    Cattitude Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hmm... Air will dry them out, at almost any humidity level, so I suspect that they were simply exposed to the air too long. It's tough to know when to intervene and when not to. *sigh*
     
  3. dmazaika

    dmazaika Out Of The Brooder

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    Air will definitely dry out the egss, try adding a few drops of water onto the eggs so it's easier for the chick to break the membrane.
     
  4. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm stumped the only time I opened the bator was on day 18. I candled them, put water in it, then closed. I didn't even open it again until they appeared to need help. Well who knows they both appear to be fine.
    Michele
     
  5. stellas mommy

    stellas mommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I spray down my eggs with warm water. it normally does the trick. [​IMG]
     

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