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Baby chick hatching, but membrane stuck on eye?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SilkieCanada, May 20, 2011.

  1. SilkieCanada

    SilkieCanada Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im worried that my new hatchling is stuck int he shell she has broken the shell but that membrane appears stuck on her. One spot its stuck is her eye lid. I dabbed it with a we qtip, what would you guys do?
     
  2. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    You do not have to be afraid of using lots of water.. just do not get any water into the mouth.. I have often dunked the stuck parts into warm water and let it soak and then gently wipe the membrane off with a wet paper towel or the like..
     
  3. SilkieCanada

    SilkieCanada Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:ok that worked thanks!!! She is all out now. Sadly about 4 days premature, its a silkie and her skin isnt even black yet.
     
  4. fishman65

    fishman65 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Q-tips dunk in water work great.
     

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