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zip and hatch help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickiechik, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. chickiechik

    chickiechik Out Of The Brooder

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    Hatching in a Brinsea advance mini. Have 4 hatched with 1 partly zipped, but the babies are rolling the zipped egg facing down and sitting on the egg covering its zip. Any suggestions?
     
  2. DanEP

    DanEP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    for now leave it alone bumper cars is just part of the process, but if you want the other chicks to get off the egg shine a flash lite on them the bright lite seems to startle them and they move.
     
  3. chickiechik

    chickiechik Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Dan. It worked for a few minutes but their all back there. I think they are trying to help him/her out and have just about totally covered the piped egg. I will keep my fingers crossed and hope for a 100% hatch rate.
     
  4. cherylcohen

    cherylcohen The Omelet Ranch

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    On your next hatch, when it's lockdown time, put the eggs fat side up in a paper egg carton, cut down on the sides. They will zip right around the top and pot right out, tried and true. You never have any chicks lost to rolling around
     
  5. chickiechik

    chickiechik Out Of The Brooder

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    this is my 2nd hatch i'm a newbie and my last hatch I used a genesis and did that. This is a Brinsea mini and there is just not enough room in there for them. If it has started to zip about an inch can I help it?
     
  6. cherylcohen

    cherylcohen The Omelet Ranch

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    help it? why has it been zipped that way for over 24 hours? I've helped some that I know might be shrink wrapped, because of having to take the cover off or other reasons, and if it's been that way for 12-24 hours. But if it's only been a few hours leave it. You can mess up the other eggs if they have pipped. Shine a flashlight on it to see if you can tell if their is any movement...tell me more
     
  7. chickiechik

    chickiechik Out Of The Brooder

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    GOOD NEW!! All 5 hatched. I was a nervous wreck with the last egg. The others were rolling it around. BUT it hatched so thats all that matters. Good fertility and nice shipped eggs. They are Greenfire farm Swedish flower hens. Absolutely cutie pies! [​IMG]:clap [​IMG]
     
  8. GrannysRoost

    GrannysRoost Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on not touching and let it do it, now pics of 5 little guys in there? [​IMG]
     
  9. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    WooHoo!! [​IMG]

    Oh goodness...how much did them eggs cost? [​IMG]

    Awaiting pictures... [​IMG] [​IMG]

    ~ Aspen [​IMG]
     
  10. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pictures please!
     

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