Originally Posted by GitaBooks
I've been trying to be patient while assisting my last eggs, which their mom let go cold, but I thought one of them had lost its veining and was suffocating. it bled really bad and I'm not sure if its going to make. The little guys name is Latte. I really hoping he can join his mother and siblings outside.
Patience is definitely a virtue when assisting. One thing I've learned is to only take small pieces of shell off, without breaking/tearing the membrane. Once I have an opening in the shell, swabbing a damp Q-tip on the membrane makes it turn transparent... and blood veins easy to see.
Hopefully the little guy didn't lose too much blood. Chicks are tough little critters. Just start it on electrolytes to give it a boost as soon as it goes into the brooder. Best of luck with him!!!