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Chick zippering lengthwise

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by isabelalberto, May 11, 2016.

  1. isabelalberto

    isabelalberto New Egg

    May 11, 2016
    Hello everyone,
    I have 6 of 7 pheasants hatched. The last one was rolled around by the other chicks. I removed the others This morning. The last egg has pipped but is zippering lengthwise. It is 6:30 pm and it hasn't made much progress in the past 6 hours or so. It beak is 'breathing' and I can see small movements.
    I read up on helping out, but understand that this is a last choice thing. Is it really ok to keep waiting? I read as long as he has air, he is ok. Do I really just wait? [​IMG]
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Yep, just wait. I'm guessing it's not zipping length ways but as its moved in the egg that part of the shell has got pushed off.

    How long has it been externally pipped?

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