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Stuck at the zipping phase because the membrane dried out?(Picture)

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Hi there !
 

My eggs due today are hatching but I fear one might need my help! He piped yesterday around 11;30 am , and it's been 24 hours and I think he's stuck because of the membrane has dried out. I cannot open the incubator yet because an other chick has just hatched minute ago and he's all wet. I can see he's breathing and look fine but I think he's stuck. He keeps on pushing and nothing is breaking anymore.

 

I read about putting a wet warm cloth around the egg to help the egg soften?

 

This is what the egg stuck look like ; His beak is outside and breathing heavily.

 

Does anyone know what I can do to help him out? 

 

Thank you! 

Kawie'

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Hi there !
 

My eggs due today are hatching but I fear one might need my help! He piped yesterday around 11;30 am , and it's been 24 hours and I think he's stuck because of the membrane has dried out. I cannot open the incubator yet because an other chick has just hatched minute ago and he's all wet. I can see he's breathing and look fine but I think he's stuck. He keeps on pushing and nothing is breaking anymore.

 

I read about putting a wet warm cloth around the egg to help the egg soften?

 

This is what the egg stuck look like ; His beak is outside and breathing heavily.

 

Does anyone know what I can do to help him out? 

 

Thank you! 

Kawie'

If it was me I would pull it out, moisten the membrane with water on a q-tip and free the chick. You may have spots of membrane that are quite stuck to the feathers, and will need more work with moistening, and you can use bacitracin/vaseline to moisten too to "lube" up the membrane. But I would intervene.

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I decided to to pull it out of the incubator and help him out.

 

He's completely out of the shell and I put him back in the incubator for him to dry out.

 

Thank you for your help! 

I hope he turn out okay!

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I decided to to pull it out of the incubator and help him out.

 

He's completely out of the shell and I put him back in the incubator for him to dry out.

 

Thank you for your help! 

I hope he turn out okay!

:thumbsup

Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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