cracked and open shell , at day 17 anything I can do for chick?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Spitman, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. Spitman

    Spitman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2010
    I really screwed up I had a batch of eggs at day 17 that had no aparent air pocket when i candled . I just looked like yoak that took up the hole egg . I feel so dumb and bad for this chick , I was going to remove all the eggs and start over but I disided to crack open one of them expecting to find nasty yoak even though there was no bad oder, only to find a chick breathing , inside there is blood in the egg cavity is there anything i can do for this chick. man I feel horid.
  2. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    Nope. Just don't crack any more. Thats what they are supposed to look like at that stage. They are all dark with just the air cell showing.
  3. waw

    waw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 12, 2011
    [​IMG] mine did that and they lived but are kink of wierd they only laid about two eggs there hole life

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