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Assisted chick with hatching

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So, I panicked. There was a chick at the barn under a hen who started hatching early this morning, around 6. I checked an hour ago and the outer shell had been broken completely, but the white membrane had only a hole in it. I freaked and helped the chick out, which I have never done before. I don't think it absorbed the yolk sack and blood vessels all the way. There wasnt a large amount potruding, not like what ive seen pictures of. Im not sure if i would have left it to its own devices if the white membrane would have broke. Once I had it out it was very tired, breathing and opening and closing its beak but tired. There was blood and a small amount of sack unabsorbed. About a centimeter. The chick is now moving around a little. It isn't fully dry, and there is still a bit of stuff poking out. The chick is very active, though it will nap very frequently. Will it make it? Is there anything extra I should be doing? I feel as though it will survive to be fully fluffed, but I want to make sure this won't cause long term complications.
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Also, will there still be hints of blood vessel left in the membrane once they are completely absorbed? Or should the membrane be completely clear? And do the veins reach all the way across length wise while the egg is incubating?
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it sounds like it was a few hours away for being ready to hatch...try to confine it in a clean warm area while it finishes absorbing it's yolk...so it won't rupture...it'll probably do fine...post pics! thumbsup.gif

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thanking the Lord everyday for our little piece of heaven

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Hope has survived. C: I brought her back to her momma this morning and all went well. She is now running and scratching around with her one other sibling. There is a little bit of dried up something still there, but I think she is fine. I've definitely learned my lesson though. Wait, wait, and wait some more!

 

Her she is after I brought her home. You can see the blood on the paper towel

 

 

And on the ride back to her momma this morning

 

 

 

 

Thank you for the advice and for calming my nerves, Heidisgran. C8

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it's amazing how much pleasure these little fuzzes bring us....fine look little onewee.gif
 

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