Baby having problem hatching?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by moeell1, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. moeell1

    moeell1 Out Of The Brooder

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    So one of the babies has a slit and a hole and I see his beak poking out but it's been like that for about 12 hours....can i help him hatch or not?!
     
  2. Plain_View_Farm

    Plain_View_Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do it when they go too long. What kind of Quail?
    Just try real hard to not tear the inner membrane. And if you see any blood stop immediately.
    It doesn't take much blood loss for such a little one to bleed to death.

    Best of luck,
    David
     
  3. moeell1

    moeell1 Out Of The Brooder

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    bobwhite quail, I put in more water to see if we could make the egg weaker.......thanks!!
     
  4. Plain_View_Farm

    Plain_View_Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't leave them in the water but for a few seconds. You will starve the chick of oxygen.
    Your better off putting a wet sponge in your incubator than to remove the eggs and put them in water.

    David
     
  5. Animallover606

    Animallover606 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When my bobwhite hatched he peeped for about four hours than was zipping for an hour and then out in a minute but I have had other birds hatch like yours is. Good Luck
     
  6. moeell1

    moeell1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I meant i put in a wet sponge I didn't leave him in the water...he is still not out but I see his beak sticking out, I really don't know what to do?!
     
  7. Plain_View_Farm

    Plain_View_Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a pair of blunt end tweezers? Thats what I use to pick off shell a little at a time in the same circle that they started.
    Once it is most of the way around they can usually push the shell in half.
    I have had to open the shell for htem and leave them in the base until they work themselves out.

    Hope ya good luck,
    David
     

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