chicks can't break membrane

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dadsgirl, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. dadsgirl

    dadsgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2008
    jay, florida
    i am having a bad hatch, several chicks are trying to break membrane, but looks to thick, is there anything i can do to help??

    thanks, angie
  2. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    i gave mine a little help, just a little tear to get started when they had trouble. Im no expert, maybe someone else has a better opinion.
  3. DANNY

    DANNY Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2009
    how many days have they been in the bator?
  4. chicklady63

    chicklady63 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 10, 2009
    If membrane looks too thick & seems to be taking too long and babies are weakening, (you can tell by their absence of chrping/peeping), I would slowly tear the membrane away and stop if and when I saw blood...if no fresh blood then proceed & help the babies out.
    Good luck!

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