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Chicks not hatching or absorbing blood what is going on?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by wewcz5, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. wewcz5

    wewcz5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicks are on day 23 has one chirping loudly yesterday so around 1-2 pm I opened a breathing hole. I have been monitoring it and its not absorbing the blood vessels. It's been about 15 hrs since I opened the hole. I candled a few yesterday and I could see them trying to break through the inner membrane. The reservoirs had dried up and I forgot to put water in them. When they went on lock down I realized my horrible mistake and put water and a sponge in there. The one I opened had a white membrane. I don't know if I need to assist all the eggs or just wait. It's been so long! Also I had to pull out a rotten egg yesterday. It had oozed a little into one of the reservors. I'm wondering if any of the babies will live. Can I do anything? The chick in the egg is still alive but the breathing has gone way down. :-( what do I do?
     
  2. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. wewcz5

    wewcz5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I have read over those articles several times. I didn't think the blood had absorbed but when I applied some ointment like Sally had told me to do with the last batch I could see clearer that it had absorbed the blood. The membrane was too dry and sticky for the chick to hatch so I assisted it. It's drying right now in the incubator. I have another's piped and one chirping that hasn't piped through the egg yet. That one is my next concern. I am pretty positive that they are too dry to hatch properly. We had a broody hen that got off the nest and kept kicking eggs out. The incubator was a last minute try so save the eggs and I just forgot about the water after I out it in the first time. I feel horrible about it but will do my best to save every viable baby.
     
  4. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't beat yourself up about this hatch. Even broody hens don't get every chick to hatch and you are doing everything you can. [​IMG]
     
  5. wewcz5

    wewcz5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I needed that! I realized that I also put the babies in the turner upside down. I have one malpositioned baby piped. I saw a drop of blood on the membrane so I inspected and every time you touch the membrane it bleeds. It's chirping so I just put it back. Even though I can't see any veins it bleeds even at tge touch of a finger. Weird! I don't know if its bleeding inside its shell or what?
     
  6. wewcz5

    wewcz5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wonder if the umbilical cord could have separated because its upside down?
     
  7. wewcz5

    wewcz5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After hrs of waiting I got this baby out successfully! Thank you Jesus!!
     

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