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post #11 of 96
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We have a brooder but no power.. sigh. My neighbors are going to help me attempt to stretch lots of extension cords to get it plugged in lol.. the membrane seems super dry. I can't see much even with a flash light..
We call it our "funny farm".. 2 RIR, 2 Isa Brown, 1 BO, 1 rescue meat bird, a silkie rooster, 2 ducks (one that thinks he is a goat), and a guinea! 
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We call it our "funny farm".. 2 RIR, 2 Isa Brown, 1 BO, 1 rescue meat bird, a silkie rooster, 2 ducks (one that thinks he is a goat), and a guinea! 
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post #12 of 96
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Originally Posted by Miss Lydia View Post

I wonder where @WVduckchick
is she is always so good at helping.

Could be at work, like me. I'm being sneaky on my phone lol
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We have a brooder but no power.. sigh. My neighbors are going to help me attempt to stretch lots of extension cords to get it plugged in lol.. the membrane seems super dry. I can't see much even with a flash light..

Good, see if you can't get it plugged in. While you do that, maybe leave the egg wrapped in a damp, warm paper towel so that the towel is wrapped around the broken edges of a shell, but don't actually cover it's breathing hole.
So this is where my John Hancock goes? Oh wait, John Hancock? Pffft...it's Herbie Hancock ;]
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So this is where my John Hancock goes? Oh wait, John Hancock? Pffft...it's Herbie Hancock ;]
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post #13 of 96
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Could be at work, like me. I'm being sneaky on my phone lol
Good, see if you can't get it plugged in. While you do that, maybe leave the egg wrapped in a damp, warm paper towel so that the towel is wrapped around the broken edges of a shell, but don't actually cover it's breathing hole.

Yep she is at work but was hoping maybe she could be sneaky too. lol

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..
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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..
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post #14 of 96
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We call it our "funny farm".. 2 RIR, 2 Isa Brown, 1 BO, 1 rescue meat bird, a silkie rooster, 2 ducks (one that thinks he is a goat), and a guinea! 
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We call it our "funny farm".. 2 RIR, 2 Isa Brown, 1 BO, 1 rescue meat bird, a silkie rooster, 2 ducks (one that thinks he is a goat), and a guinea! 
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post #15 of 96
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I can't see much sad.png
We call it our "funny farm".. 2 RIR, 2 Isa Brown, 1 BO, 1 rescue meat bird, a silkie rooster, 2 ducks (one that thinks he is a goat), and a guinea! 
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We call it our "funny farm".. 2 RIR, 2 Isa Brown, 1 BO, 1 rescue meat bird, a silkie rooster, 2 ducks (one that thinks he is a goat), and a guinea! 
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post #16 of 96
Try a hot water bottle with towel to keep egg. Warm. Dry membrane spray warm water little at a time every half-hour to shell
post #17 of 96
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Thank you! I have him back in the incubator now thanks to my neighbor who had some really long extension cords smile.png Do I need to assist at this point or just wait?
We call it our "funny farm".. 2 RIR, 2 Isa Brown, 1 BO, 1 rescue meat bird, a silkie rooster, 2 ducks (one that thinks he is a goat), and a guinea! 
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We call it our "funny farm".. 2 RIR, 2 Isa Brown, 1 BO, 1 rescue meat bird, a silkie rooster, 2 ducks (one that thinks he is a goat), and a guinea! 
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post #18 of 96
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Update: he has not taken a break from moving in what seems like forever! He was chirping loudly, but now almost seems to be frantically shaking his little beak and no noise sad.png just keep waiting??
We call it our "funny farm".. 2 RIR, 2 Isa Brown, 1 BO, 1 rescue meat bird, a silkie rooster, 2 ducks (one that thinks he is a goat), and a guinea! 
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We call it our "funny farm".. 2 RIR, 2 Isa Brown, 1 BO, 1 rescue meat bird, a silkie rooster, 2 ducks (one that thinks he is a goat), and a guinea! 
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post #19 of 96
They will rest, so dont panic too soon. I'll be on the big computer in a few minutes and will take a look at the pics.
Sorry, I just saw the notification of the tag.
Swedish ducks, golden comets and a light brahma roo, lavender orpingtons, bantam orpingtons (chocolate, black, mauve, splash), bantam cochins, old english bantams (silver duckwing and self blue), and Seramas! 
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Swedish ducks, golden comets and a light brahma roo, lavender orpingtons, bantam orpingtons (chocolate, black, mauve, splash), bantam cochins, old english bantams (silver duckwing and self blue), and Seramas! 
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post #20 of 96

I can see his bill is clear, so that's great.  He can breathe.... so you can breathe.... :)

 

Its a tough call, not knowing much details, but the egg looks really full, and the membrane looked drier in the first pic.  I would chip some of the shell away from the fat end of the egg.  Leave the membrane intact at first.  Chip just the shell, maybe a quarter-sized piece, and dampen the membrane with your fingertip or a q-tip, dipped in water at first.  We just want to take a look at the membrane to see how far along he is.  See if you see any blood vessels.  If there are still active blood vessels, you will need to STOP.  Moisten the membrane with some Vaseline, or ointment like bacitracin (WITHOUT pain reliever), and put it back in the bator and wait.  If the membrane is clear, then you can peel a little more away from around the bill and see if he is stuck, or at least get a better look at what is going on in there.

 

Good luck!  :fl

Swedish ducks, golden comets and a light brahma roo, lavender orpingtons, bantam orpingtons (chocolate, black, mauve, splash), bantam cochins, old english bantams (silver duckwing and self blue), and Seramas! 
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Swedish ducks, golden comets and a light brahma roo, lavender orpingtons, bantam orpingtons (chocolate, black, mauve, splash), bantam cochins, old english bantams (silver duckwing and self blue), and Seramas! 
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