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)
Awesome little Akia!
Could the air cell just be drawn down as they normally do? We don't always see how drastically they draw down, when they hatch normally on their own, but they do it. The pip looks fine to me, although it has been quite a while now. White membrane is good, brown is bad. If there are still alot of veins, I'd just try to be patient and give it a little more time. But go with your gut. (play some audio of other chicks chirping, sing to it, talk to it!)