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Chick pipped over 24 hrs ago

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chonsey, Nov 8, 2015.

  1. chonsey

    chonsey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have a chick that pipped yesterday, peeping. Saturday night, no progress - slight peep. I THink the chick is so big it couldn't move around? Read up on some of the posts under Incubating & hatching eggs, followed the instructions - helped finish the zip. Chick is weak, no peeping but breathing - started shrink wrapping so I took most of the shell off. Don't know how to remove the inner membrane, looks like blood is still flowing through it - so I moistened it. Chick started peeping, wrapped it up in a moist towel and put back into incubator. Seemed to loosen up once I moistened it. Checked it again - this chick has a will to live! Still alive! How can I tell when the blood vessels are drying up and it's breathing completely on it's own?
     
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  2. ChristieB

    ChristieB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it's head is free and can breathe then I'd be inclined to just leave it, it will probably just need to rest a while.
    If you wet the membranes you will see the veins with blood still in them, make sure all edges are moist, I wrapped mine in damp paper towel then put back in the incubator and went to bed, it was out when I woke up. Good luck!
     
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  3. Sonya9

    Sonya9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What about the other eggs? Did they all hatch? What day is it and what type of chick?
     
  4. chonsey

    chonsey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    today is day 27, it's a guine chick. It's still alive, but in it's membrane still.
     
  5. chonsey

    chonsey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got four shipped eggs, and they were not packaged properly (the egg carton was loose in a box, one egg was cracked). I candled them when I put them in lockdown. I know three were definitely moving inside the egg then. One more is starting to pip today. Had high winds come through Friday morning, knocked the power out. It came back on a few minutes later. Temperature might have spiked when the incubator came back on, it's new - and now the temperature gauge is off by 13 degrees so 100 degrees is really 113. Luckily I was right there and noticed it didn't match my other thermometer I have inside the incubator. Read sometimes guine eggs hatch early.
     
  6. chonsey

    chonsey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are supposed to hatch 28 days.
     
  7. Naser

    Naser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would wash my hands, take the chick out. remove the hard shell carefully be sure you don't damage the membrane then wrap the chick in a warm wet tissue paper and put it back in the incubator
    Good luck
     
  8. chonsey

    chonsey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's wrapped up and put back in the incubator! Head is still down, but he's chirping
     
  9. Naser

    Naser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not much else I can think of at this stage. may be if you put it's peak in water with some sugar added to it. if it drinks it can get some energy.
     

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