Originally Posted by NewChickieFarm
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)
I'm sad to say when I arrived home today, the second baby did not survive.
the veins were finally retracting but it didn't absorb the yolk and it pipped 48+ hours prior to death.
So out of my first incubation ever, I have one healthy perfect chick, 1 death and 2 that I haven't given up on even though they haven't pipped but since it's only day 20, they got time to spare.
I explained to my husband my fear of incubating again (especially since someone at work scolded me for playing God) but he reminded me that I learned such a large amount from this hatch and I have found such an amazing and talented group of people that can guide me that I might try again with my newfound knowledge