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post #11 of 18
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Holding and observing then.  Still chirping when the egg moves and she's evidently able to reach the egg wall (she taps back when tapping the shell) - hoping she gets it in gear sooner or later - stressful ;)

 

Thanks for the input

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post #12 of 18
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Holding and observing then.  Still chirping when the egg moves and she's evidently able to reach the egg wall (she taps back when tapping the shell) - hoping she gets it in gear sooner or later - stressful ;)

 

Thanks for the input

My last hatch I had a couple silkies that seemed to take forever to go from internal pip to external and I would periodically pull them out and tap to them and they would tap and peep back....lol They made it out on their own, but it's nerve wracking waiting wondering if they are going to be ok or will something happen before you can help.

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post #13 of 18
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Chick is out presently - I'd pulled some shell away late last night and put him back in the incubator so that blood vessels and such would start to dry up and to give him a chance to absorb any yolk that may have been left. Worked some this a.m. on pulling away at the membrane and then put him back in the incubator. I did this a few times, about every 2 hours. Most recently popped him back in and went outside to work on their new coop and came inside to him out of the egg. A small amount of blood, but not bleeding now and what looks like some dried yolk stuck in the shell. Watching now and hoping for the best.

 

The membrane was in pretty rough shape - assuming from the early pip and then the long wait. His position was also terribly contorted - I'd assumed he repositioned and had pipped into the air cell (photo above) but once I got it open, his head was in a weird position down where he pipped - maybe a wing or foot that was in the air cell - stretching it? There was no tear or pip in that portion of the membrane when I examined. I actually 'went in' in that area because I was sure he'd pipped internally, but it took a while to find his head and beak (still down by the pip)

 

No idea if he'll make it a few hours, a few days, or a few years - but he has a puncher's chance at life now at least and I'm not confident he would've made it out of his predicament without a helping hand. Will update...

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That's great! I hope and I think he/she will be fine!!
post #15 of 18
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Small and weak(ish) chick, which is to be expected.  Her feet needed splinted along with all the other issues, but currently still alive.  Got her dry finally - I'd humidity loaded my incubator + the hatching, she was wet.  Took the opportunity to dry and clean the incubator while splinting her feet and she dried off well enough.  She started pecking at the plastic to get out, so I moved her into a small brooder with the other chick that hatched yesterday - they're under a Brinsea Ecoglow and seem to be doing well - I figure allowing her access to food/water/electrolytes early might give her a better chance - we'll see if she's still here in the a.m.

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post #16 of 18
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Alive this morning.  Dipped her beak and she took a few drinks.  Removed the splints from her feet and they've seemed to have straightened out - I'll monitor them to see if they start becoming misshapen again - walking around however, so that aspect looks good.   She seems to be strengthening but still not to the level I'd like her to be, but hopefully that improves day-to-day.  Will update and try to add some photos later...

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post #17 of 18
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Still alive this p.m.  Saw her drink and eat on her own this evening.  Feet also seem to be doing well - saw her run for the first time as well.  Cautiously optimistic

 

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Still alive this p.m.  Saw her drink and eat on her own this evening.  Feet also seem to be doing well - saw her run for the first time as well.  Cautiously optimistic

 

That's great!!

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