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chicks can't break membrane

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

  1. dadsgirl

    dadsgirl Songster

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    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 Songster

    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 Songster

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

    chicklady63 Songster

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    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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