Originally Posted by RubyNala97
No idea! I hope you get some answers!
You did what you could and at least you have some babies, like you said. But you do have a new incubator now.
if you change your mind you know where to find us and we can get you through the whole incubation and hatch!
I'm sorry. I've seen many eggs like that and when they still haven't started hatching after their due date, they eventually just give up.
I'm glad to hear about the turkey! I found a lifeless newly hatched chick on my neighbors farm. It was laying there cold and I thought it was dead but it was still breathing. So I stuck it in my bra, walked home, put it under a light and a few hours later it came back to life. Then started drinking and eating and running around. I returned it to the mother hen the next day. It's amazing how they bounce back. I only saw the first episode of this season so far but I knew he came back to life! He's to cute to kill off!
Thank you! I am so glad I found such an amazing and supportive group! You guys are wonderful!
Now it seems I am still in need of help with this hatch.
This little guy made this pip sometime between 1300-1800 on Saturday. I tried to remain hands off but by this morning (Monday) there still hasn't been any progress. As I was checking it, I found out the air sack isn't at the end of the egg, it's more on its side. Also I shined a light in the hole and the baby is still very much alive, breathing through its beak, almost like a panting. I am unable to help because there are still veins everywhere. Does this chick have a chance of surviving even if it pipped so early? The membrane under the hole is turning white but the hole is too small to get a qtip in it to apply anything. I have it wrapped in a wet paper towel now.
On a lighter note, Akia is enjoying all the attention, loves to snuggle and is very vociferous just like its mamma (that's how mamma earned the name Hagitha lol)