Chick drowning in shell HELP ASAP

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenpal147, Mar 31, 2017.

  1. chickenpal147

    chickenpal147 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a chick that pipped the shell a few minutes ago. The egg is dripping fluid and the chick is spitting out fluid and gasping for air. How do I help it to try and survive. It is a silkie if that makes any difference.
     
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  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Chip out the egg around the head, put it back in to absorb the yolk, straight up pointy side down.
     
  3. Mucho Chickens

    Mucho Chickens Just Hatched

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    How is the chick doing now?
     
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    chickenpal147 Out Of The Brooder

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    The beak is clear of shell and membrane and up right in the incubator. Now I guess it's a waiting game.
     
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  5. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    :thumbsup
     
  6. Mucho Chickens

    Mucho Chickens Just Hatched

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    If you shine a flash light onto the egg can you tell if the chick is breathing or still alive?
     
  7. chickenpal147

    chickenpal147 Out Of The Brooder

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    The chick is still breathing. I pulled the shell and membrane away from its beak and nostrils. Don't worry I didn't break any blood vessels when I pulled the membrane away from the beak.
     
  8. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Is it shrink wrapped?
     
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    chickenpal147 Out Of The Brooder

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    I can't tell but the fluid is really really sticky when it's wet and really hard when it dries
     
  10. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    How long ago did it pip?
     

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