chick with dislodged air cell - should I help?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Grindlefamily, May 21, 2008.

  1. Grindlefamily

    Grindlefamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is pipped out the side that doesn't have the air cell, he has quite a hole and his beak is out so he can breath, but I am worried about him. Should I just wait??

    Louella
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I would wait...they can take 24 hours to zip out after pipping....if his beak is out he should be fine....
     
  3. Grindlefamily

    Grindlefamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That was what I was thinking - I am also thinking I may just let nature take it's turn (although that may be hard).

    Thank you - I just needed someone to say that to me.

    Louella
     
  4. Grindlefamily

    Grindlefamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just peeking in - I think he may be upside down - is that normal? His beak appears to be upside down when he peeps - AHHH!!! I have 3 others with pips - boy this is hard!

    Louella
     
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I know its hard...every time I hatch its like its the first time!!!...I'm pretty sure the way the chick is folded in the shell its head is tucked under a wing funny like....

    Just be patience...its always worked out for me and healthy chicks hatch on their own...
     
  6. Grindlefamily

    Grindlefamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    okay - this is my first time - sorry for the stress - I will take a deep breath and wait (as patiently as I can).

    Louella
     
  7. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Your doing ok...ask questions when you need too someone is always here to help out....
     
  8. MaryT

    MaryT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey good luck! don't you just love those fuzzy butts. Here's rootin for ya and those babies
     
  9. MaransGuy

    MaransGuy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, it is normal for the beak to be upside-down. If there is a hole and you can see the beak, leave it alone.
     
  10. jenlynn4

    jenlynn4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    any progress?
     

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