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Bird Egg Hatching Complications: Urgent!

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I have this egg who pipped 3 days ago, so I followed some I instructions on a diff thread and made a zip leaving the membrane. However, one part of the membrane came with the shell (I was very careful) and it bled slightly. I don't think there was a lot of blood, and most of it has begun to dry now. The bird is only chirping, with its beak out, I can see the feathers beneath the last layer of the air sack area but the bird won't continue trying to break out. It only chirps, and the membrane seems to be pasted on it, even under the shell pieces that are still attached. I don't think it's like that all the way arround, but is it stuck? If it hasn't absorbed all of its blood, why did it pip? What do I need to do to ensure it hatches as healthy as possible? It keeps chirping loudly and frequently, is that a good sign? Help!
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Edit: occasionally it seems to struggle, like pushing against the shell and its membrane
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If it's a chicken egg, and the vessels in the membrane are dried up, you need to get it out right away.  IF it's a duck or other kind of egg, go to the forum pertaining to that breed.  Ducks and geese take longer to complete zip as far as I know.  Read about assisting with hatch in "hatching eggs 101.  I wish you the best.  At this point, if a chicken egg, you've got nothing to loose by helping, but it may die no matter what you do.

Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

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Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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