Bird Egg Hatching Complications: Urgent!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Kinsey Elise, Apr 23, 2016.

  1. Kinsey Elise

    Kinsey Elise New Egg

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    I have this egg who pipped 3 days ago, so I followed some I instructions on a diff thread and made a zip leaving the membrane. However, one part of the membrane came with the shell (I was very careful) and it bled slightly. I don't think there was a lot of blood, and most of it has begun to dry now. The bird is only chirping, with its beak out, I can see the feathers beneath the last layer of the air sack area but the bird won't continue trying to break out. It only chirps, and the membrane seems to be pasted on it, even under the shell pieces that are still attached. I don't think it's like that all the way arround, but is it stuck? If it hasn't absorbed all of its blood, why did it pip? What do I need to do to ensure it hatches as healthy as possible? It keeps chirping loudly and frequently, is that a good sign? Help!
     
  2. Kinsey Elise

    Kinsey Elise New Egg

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    Edit: occasionally it seems to struggle, like pushing against the shell and its membrane
     
  3. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

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    If it's a chicken egg, and the vessels in the membrane are dried up, you need to get it out right away. IF it's a duck or other kind of egg, go to the forum pertaining to that breed. Ducks and geese take longer to complete zip as far as I know. Read about assisting with hatch in "hatching eggs 101. I wish you the best. At this point, if a chicken egg, you've got nothing to loose by helping, but it may die no matter what you do.
     

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