OK guys, I've been stalking and catching up on reading (still back on page 52) but had to share what happened in the hatch I have going on now..
For some background, I incubate in FI forced airs, completely dry. I hatch in an LG still air, usually with half of the water trays full..it's been so rainy and wet here tho that last hatch I had some swollen puffy chicks with problems hatching so this round I left the trays dry, and keep a sponge wet in the corner and mist the inside walls with hot water if I need to go in for any reason (I'm 120% a meddler, always in and out, lock down means nothing here)..
So anyways, first few eggs pipped, then zipped with no help needed and they looked great..#3 followed shortly behind but when it hatched, it had a HUGE sac still laying inside the egg..but it was dark like it was intestines and not yolk, and the chick looked a lot smaller than the other 2 that hatched from identical eggs .. so it was 2am, I removed the chick that was fluffed, the 2nd wasn't even walking yet so made sure it was dark and left them be.. this morning, the one I thought was doomed, the sac has drastically shrunk, there's no blood in the hatcher like it ruptured and it's up walking around now..still has a nasty little glob back there (which I did get a picture of)..
Wish I had taken a pic to show how big this sac of whatever was.. it was every bit the size of a quarter or bigger. And just as round..
Anyways, still wouldn't call this chicken safe..I did go in, put iodine on the stump, removed a few more hatches that I didn't want hurting him.. and snapped a pic..
These are my olive egger chicks, from local fresh eggs, not shipped..
Sorry it's blurry. ..I was rushing bc hatcher is in my bedroom and electric had warmed room temp as much as I like when I'm in the hatcher.