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If a chick gets shrink wrapped is there any chance of saving it????

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Happened to one of my last ones.  The beak was out, but the rest of the shell broke free and the inner lining was stuck to him.. I gave him 36 hours, and there was no way he could get out, so I helped peel it off.  Some of it is still stuck to his back, but he is getting around nicely, and pecking it off little by little.

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YES!!! I got in there and helped 2 of my last hatch I was too late for one but the other two were really badly wrapped and all sticky and it dried hard all over them...they are doing awesome now...a little smaller than the others but just as lively and spunky...research on here about what to do. That's what I did and it saved their lives...

soak the chick in warm water and I used a toothbrush very gently to brush...I did it 2-3 times and it worked...then the rest came off as the dried off

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Yes, you can save him.  If you think it's shrink wrapped how long as it been?  you may want to start peeling the membrane away from him, little by little and in when you see blood..  Hopefully though the chick has fully absorbed the yolk...

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Yes! chip away the shell first at the bottom where the air cell is, take a wet papertowl an dab the membrane the chick is stuck in, if you see veins, wrap the egg in a warm and wet papertowl and stick it back in the incubator. if no veins, then start from the pip site and peel the membrane away from the chick, if you see blood STOP! wrap the egg in a warm wet papertowl an place it back in the incubator and try again in 30min to 1 hour! now this is personal preferance but I help my chicks down to their feet an place them back in the incubator so they can kick off their own shell! sometimes if you help a chick too soon, they will be "downed" for about 24 hours, just keep the chick in a warm area away from the others so they dont pick on the chick an it should come around in a day!
normally the chicks I am talking about being "downed" will look like this...

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/300049_156574771089211_100002100667846_337925_4084290_n.jpg

this chick was down for a full day and a half like this after I helped her most of the way I tried putting her back in the incubator an she slid out of her egg, she was curled up like she was still in the egg. she wouldnt stand or move much from that position..

the next night after she hatched she looked like this..

http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/298832_156958251050863_100002100667846_339087_1020540_n.jpg

and here she is today..

http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/316194_169611803118841_100002100667846_381912_1816026031_n.jpg

So just prepare yourself if you get a chick like this... DONT FREAK OUT! it was just fully hatched a little too soon!

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This is encouraging~ Thanx for the pics, very helpful:)  Off I go to pick!

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Live dependants: One fishing obsessed husband, 3 children, 3 dogs, 1 cat, and currently; 32 mixed chickens: Silkies, Columbian Rock, Cuckoo Maran & Barred Rock crosses (oh, and some incubating eggs)
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