Originally Posted by samandemsmommy
how do you help it--- do you take it completely out of the bator- wrap in warm paper towel... details... :) Please and thank you lol
When I assits I have water, q-tips and tweazers. I wet the q-tip and moisten all visable membranes and then I chip just the egg shell away, and wet any newly exposed membranes. If there are no blood vessels present in the membrane I carefully pull that back with the tweazers too and then chip away a bit more shell until I have the cap off. If I see prominent veining I stop and usually I wrap a damp paper towel around the back and lay it back in the bator. If I don't see any veining I work until the chick's head is out and then I put them back in and give them a chance to progress further on their own/warm back up and rest.
Originally Posted by casportpony
I have some pictures of membranes that are bright white and tight.
These were extremely tight and almost rubbery. Depending on how the light hit them they appeared white, but if I turned them the right way you could easily see the chick. They had drawn down so much that they held the chick curled up in the bottom half of the egg. Feel free to share yours too.