Yellow/cream colours dried membrane ?

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  1. ClaireBridger

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    Hi All, first timer here at hatching eggs in an incubator. I have an egg in my incubator one of the last, I'm on day 23 now. The egg has pipped but the membrane around the pip hole is turning yellow/ cream colour, it probably pipped over night. Do I need to be concerned / do anything?
    Any help or advice will be appreciated.
     
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  2. Fanci Feathers Marans

    Fanci Feathers Marans Chicken Tender

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    Could just be chick fluff. Photos?
     
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  4. Fanci Feathers Marans

    Fanci Feathers Marans Chicken Tender

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    The photo is a little out of focus, but it looks normal. Have any other chicks hatched yet?
     
  5. ClaireBridger

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    28 on days 21/22, there's 8 eggs left and this is one of them. Sorry about the quality. I suppose the membrane will dry a bit once the shell is pipped? I'm probably more anxious because it's a bit late.
     
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    Fanci Feathers Marans Chicken Tender

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    Day 23 is the latest most chicks hatch, but it's still normal. Just wait and watch.
     
  7. ClaireBridger

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    There still hasn't been any progress , the chick is chirping every so often and still seems to be pushing it's beek through the hole every now and then, do you think I can leave it over night now?
     
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    I would give it 12 hours before helping it out
     
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    Ok so I'm guess it pipped some time this morning, should I just take the top of the shell off and see if it gets out by itself?
     
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    No, don't open the incubator (whether you have or have not already). She doesn't need any help at all until tonight.
     

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