Bleeding Chick in eggs - still alive - what to do?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Wongson, May 10, 2009.

  1. Wongson

    Wongson In the Brooder

    Mar 7, 2009
    Minneapolis Metro
    We are hatching our 1st incubated needed help and so we help peel away the thick membrane and we see alot of blood - at least seems like it . the chick is still alive and seems strongs...about half the shell is surrounding it now - we didnt know what to do after we saw the blood so we wrapped it ina warm wet twoel and put it back in the bator - ant advice would be helpful -thanks!

  2. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

    May 24, 2008
    Southeast Arkansas
    If it was bleeding, it was not ready to hatch yet. The wet towel and leave it alone is the best you can do. (I have done the same) sometimes they don't make it, but sometimes they do fine. Leaving it in the eggshell gives it the best protection it can have right now.
  3. It wasn't ready to hatch. Not much you can do about it now, except wait, and hope for the best.

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