Originally Posted by farlo4
[IMG]got him set up on a heating pad with a damp cloth[/IMG]
Perfect!! You can keep that inner membrane from drying out by applying warm water or bacitracin (without pain reliever), petroleum jelly, or any kind of oil, like coconut or canola with a q-tip. Just don't get it on the beak/nostrils. When all the blood vessels go away then the chick should be ready. It absorbs the blood and yolk sac before trying to break out of the shell. If you have corn starch on hand you can use that if you accidentally tear the membrane and it bleeds. It will stop the bleeding.