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chick.... its alive!! But yolk not fully absorbed..should I kill?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Crest Acres Girl, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. Crest Acres Girl

    Crest Acres Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    MY bf came over today, we put these eggs in the bator together, they are on day 22..some hatched and some didnt but I left them alone.

    When I went out to grab some lunch, he went to crack an egg open thinkin it was dead!! well he did it carefully....just took the top off where the air sac is, then peeled the membrain. Theres a chick moving inside with its yolk not fully absorbed!!! Theres no bleeding though. When I came back he called me as if he was in pain, I took the egg from him and put a wet paper towel on the opening and put it back in the incubator, is there anything I can do? Will the chick survive? Im so angry [​IMG] some suggestions would be nice
     
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  2. Crest Acres Girl

    Crest Acres Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The head isnt exposed to air yet, its still curled up by the way
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    If it's not bleeding, it still has a chance. Just keep it moist and cross your fingers. Sometimes they aren't meant to make it though so don't get your hopes too high. I had a chick move and move and move in the shell till day 23. I wondered why it didn't hatch, turned out it had an exposed brain from a developmental defect so any attempts to move and pip would press it's brain against the shell.
     
  4. Crest Acres Girl

    Crest Acres Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks so much [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    I think you did the right thing by putting it back in the incubator. What day were you on? I would wait and see if it can survive.
     
  6. Crest Acres Girl

    Crest Acres Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We're on day 23 now since its 1 am ..I really hope it lives. I have a few piped but died in shell..I wonder if I did something wrong. Theres 6 that hatched with no problem yesterday and day before yesterday. I raised the humidity slightly after seeing the pip and die... right now I see no pips or anything..I'm starting to lose hope :|
     
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  7. UrbanMama

    UrbanMama Gone Country....

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG]
     
  8. SpeckledHills

    SpeckledHills Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a very good thread that deals with helping chicks hatch (in your situation, not on purpose):
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=9316

    Here are other threads that may be helpful:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=88527
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=90024&p=2

    Best wishes! Everyone makes mistakes hatching. I've been very frustrated at some of the things my husband has done to try to help and then also done things even more detrimental myself [​IMG]
     
  9. griffin45

    griffin45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This may of may not help, but during our last hatch the outside humidity had been quite low. At the first sign of any pipping I misted the eggs with warm water. We got a 100% hatch in our LG still air. Two weeks prior I had told my wife that I did not think this hatch was going to be all that great, but we pressed on and there are 8 little fuzzy butts in the brooder to attest to it![​IMG] I hope all ends happily with your egg! I think moistening it and putting it back in the incubator was the best thing to do!

    Chris
     

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