Day 23 advice needed

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by robgray, Dec 21, 2014.

  1. robgray

    robgray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    NEED HELP!!!!!!!!!!
    Today is day 23 and I thought my shipped eggs were dead, saddle air cells and no movement. I poked a whole in one of the shells this morn and the membrane (inner) was white. When I touched the chick there was no wriggling or movement but then I noticed blood on the shell and the membrane started to go redish color. Is it alive? What would I do? I wrapped a wet paper towel around the opening I created and put it back in lockdown.
     
  2. AmericanMom

    AmericanMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you poked a hole in the membrane and it turned red it was/is more than likely alive.. You did the right thing with the wet paper towel... How is it/the other eggs doing now?

    What were your temps during incubation? Sometimes lower temps can delay a hatch by a few days.
     
  3. robgray

    robgray Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. robgray

    robgray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much for your help. All 4 lav orps were dead in shell at about day 19 or 20. After much research and 4 autotopsys they died because of lack of ventilation. I am writing this as my first time incubating and i did not take the two vent buttons off the vents. Maybe this will help other newbies. Although probably not as dumd as I. :(((
     
  5. AmericanMom

    AmericanMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so sorry!! [​IMG]

    We all are newbies at some time or another so don't beat yourself up, this is all a learning experience.. I once lost over 20 chicks because I simply thought they should have hatched on a certain time and on a certain day.. Nobody is dumb, we just all have to go through the ropes of learning, its not easy but believe me, the rewards will be worth it [​IMG]
     
  6. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    x2 It's a steep learning curve and we've all been there. It's not a one-time learning experience, either. It's ongoing. Even those who have been incubating for years will tweak things now and then to improve hatch rates.
    Next time you know.
     

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