Bleeding membrane

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Katsol, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. Katsol

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    Hi! I’m pretty new to hatching - I have a bantam egg that pipped 30 hours ago with no more progress. I gently picked away the shell & membrane around the beak which opened up the egg quite a lot, but it looks like the membrane is bleeding a little. I did put the egg back as soon as I saw the vessels but I’m worried now that I might have caused more damage by intervening. What should I do?
     
  2. Katsol

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  3. Katsol

    Katsol In the Brooder

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    Panic over! Within 30 mins of posting this the egg hatched a perfect little chick - with no bleeding , closely followed by the hatching of another egg that I didnt even noticed had pipped! Happy now
     
  4. Keeperofmunchkins

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    Yay! Sorry you didn't get any responses on time. As soon as I read your first message I was gonna say a little bit of bleeding is fine and that you should just moisten the membranes with some oil and put the egg back. When intervening its my general rule that if i see any blood I always stop and wait at least one to two hours before attempting to remove any more shell/membrane.

    Congrats on your little chickies!
     
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  5. Katsol

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  6. Katsol

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    Thank you! Also that’s great advice to keep if it ever happens again
     
  7. Hayden Farms

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    I'm so glad yours worked out however I barely touched a piece of shell and it seemed like blood was coming from everywhere! The beak is sticking out and I put him back in the incubator moist with coconut oil and I don't know what to do now!
     
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  8. Katsol

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    I just saw your post, I hope it’s hatched ok. It’s hard to know what to do - I think you did The right thing (my chick seemed to be bleeding quite a lot too From the membrane but yet when it came out there was no sign of blood).
     
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  9. Keeperofmunchkins

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    You did the right thing moistening the membranes and returning the egg to the bator.
    If you see any blood while assisting, always always return the egg to the incubator and leave it alone. For quite a lot of blood do not touch it again for a minimum of two hours. I've assisted a fair few times and if there are still blood vessels at the top of the membranes even if the chick has externally pipped then it is usually a minimum of 6-8 hours before they shrink down enough for the chick to hatch.
     
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  10. Hayden Farms

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    My 3 didn't survive. 1 pipped while watching the others & he made it just fine. Waiting on 4 more at day #25:barnie Thank you for the info though.
     

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