Chick is part out but still with a yolk! GASP!!Catastrophe Thwarted!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickfillhay, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. chickfillhay

    chickfillhay Songster

    450
    4
    143
    Dec 31, 2007
    Berlin Nh
    My chick was working hard to come out. But the membrane was dried out so I intervened. Thats when I noticed the yolk attached to his backside was still quite large!!YUCK!!
    So I got really warm water and kept him wet. I cut away what I could of the egg so as not to hurt him and covered it with the wet cloth.
    I then waited all day long until 2:30 am hoping he would finish forming and absorbing the yolk to no avail. I thought he would be dead by morning. [​IMG] I even thought about putting him down myself. But because i did not know how to humanely I left him be till morning. THEN SURPRISE!! [​IMG] This morning I looked at him expecting to bury him but he is just fine for now. He absorbed most of the yolk during the night. So I carefully picked him up and soaked the backside. Then I cut away most of the shell surrounding the yolk and cut away the membrane glued to his back!
    That was at 9:am. He/She has since lost most of that stuff and is moving around. Still learning to walk but keeping up with the other two chicks! I now have two more pips. And four other eggs that haven't done anything yet. [​IMG]
    TAKING PICS NOW. WILL POST SOON
     

  2. Joy1

    Joy1 Songster

    249
    0
    129
    Feb 4, 2008
    Lancashire,England
    Hope he/she is ok.
     
  3. chickfillhay

    chickfillhay Songster

    450
    4
    143
    Dec 31, 2007
    Berlin Nh
    For now IT is very active. Still trying to walk.
    There is a small amount of stuff on his backside. In the mean time two other are trying to hatch. The membrane is dry on both of them. I picked the shell a little bit and put them on a pad soaked with water. I also wet the membrane a little bit to help. But thats all I'm willing to do for now.
     
  4. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Songster

    Aug 22, 2007
    Indiana
    Aren't they tough? Congrats!
     
  5. chickfillhay

    chickfillhay Songster

    450
    4
    143
    Dec 31, 2007
    Berlin Nh
    No change! [​IMG] They're still trying to hatch! Membrane dried again. I can't up the humidity any more. I just keep wetting the pad.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by