Originally Posted by Fancychooklady
The size of crop doesn't indicate sex, but comb and wattles do. If it's just a bit of mucous he will get rid of it, or just dab it with a damp tissue. If it's more substantial make up some salty water and irrigate with a syringe ( no needle . Always from the beak outwards so it doesn't fill the nares, or cover the holes with your hand if it is in the bottom corner.
Sorry I meant comb, the mucous had gone. Thanks for that.
I'm feeling like I'm ready to help the little come out of its shell its been 26 hours and its cheeping heaps.
2 have hatched this afternoon. One hatched while Mia (granddaughter) was watching she was so excited, I thought the poor thing would go back in its shell for the excited yelling.
I'm thinking if I gently pull some shell away and see if that helps. Its seems to be stuck and not able to move it head enough to chip away at the shell any further. The egg is not wide its more long.
Thanks for all the good wishes.