Originally Posted by joannabast
Hi Everyone! Need Help! Pics at end.
This is first time hatching at home. So far 4 hatched with no issues. Number 5 has zipped half way around but looks like she zipped through yolk side! There's yolk on shell and membrane showing is yellow and dried. I moistened it with q tip of warm water. I can see her beak and she's still moving and chirping, but hasn't made any progress for past 3 hours. I don't want to jump the gun and intervene if yolk not absorbed, but don't want it to die stuck in there either. ADVICE PLEASE!!!!!
that doesnt look like the wrong end of the egg, is it moving, if it is it must be ok and she may have ruptured the yolk early on. sorry was offline, I see no blood at all, clear his nostriles, so I would hold it under a warm lamp on a warm wash damp towel, slowly chip pc by piece off the top AIR CELL, until you have the top of the egg off, if you hit bood stop, and then see if he comes out on his own. more images at that point.
Guide to ASSISTED Hatching http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/step-by-step-guide-to-assisted-hatching
AND THEN SEE
And this one MADE IT! Say Hello to "Yolk"
Yolk, a WONDERFUL Story of a Chick that stopped pipping midway and ended up having a yolk sack rupture and a bunch of other issues! It is well worth a read and "Rock" has all the footage to boot!
Edited by Sally Sunshine - 11/11/15 at 3:39pm
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