why!!!!! need help with shrink wrapped egg. pics added post 10

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hdowden, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    my humidity was around 75-80 the whole time and even reached 95 as the others started to hatch so why did they get shrink wrapped? i do have one that internally pipped that is still alive but has all its blood vessels and yolk but it is shrink wrapped to.

    what do i do with this one i have a warm wet paper towel over ther membraine with the beak exposed so the poor thing can breath i am so glade i didnt wait any long.
     
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  2. teddiliza

    teddiliza Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh I have been there, you can try to peel the eggshell away from the membrane around its beak, but try not to break the membrane if you can't tell whether there's any blood vessels around it. If you break a blood vessel it will bleed and might kill the chick or drown it. If the membrane looks dried out and yellow/brown around the beak, it's probably safe to remove the dried part with tweezers as there shouldn't be any blood vessels in the dried up shriveled membrane. Good luck! Fingers crossed for you! If there's too many blood vessels, it just probably isn't ready to come out yet and needs a little more time.
     
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  3. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    theres way to many for it to be ready to come out they are all over the membraine. at this point i'm going to keep an eye on it and try and keep the membraine moistened with the paper towel
     
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I think your humidity was too high during incubation. I keep mine around 35% to 40% and at lockdown kick it up to around 75%. Since doing the humidity this way I have had no problems with the chicks hatching. While the eggs are incubating they need to loose a certain amount of water with the humidity too high they can't. Good luck...
     
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  5. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

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    Drowning: the whitish outer membrane is dry while the clearish inner membrane is wet, binding the chick; caused by literal drowning -cause by too high humidity throughout incubation
     
  6. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    perfectly formed chicks. the highest it got was 50% but never for to long the lowest was around 30% humidity is hard to stablize here in louisiana and the temps here wow up down up down wet dry wet dry. temp in incubator was stabble though

    oh teddi there was one that looked black (feathering) [​IMG] i think it was a milli egg. i will try and get a pic of the ones that didnt make it and maybe you can tell what it was
     
  7. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:thats what mine was at mostly except for the occosnal spike up and down but that was very very rare
     
  8. cmom

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    Quote:I must have misunderstood.
     
  9. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    the 75-80 was during lockdown i am about to put pics up of the ones that were shrink wrapped after taking them out of the shells maybe that might help. this was my first incubation and i have 5 hatched and then the one that is still in the shell but can now breath air. i'm hoping i can save it. it is peeping like crazy so i am sure it isnt a weak chick.
     
  10. hdowden

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    the ones that didnt make it

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    the one i am trying to save they all looked like this but they werent pipped

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