Day 24 (2 eggs left) cracked open to:( what are it's chances?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MuskokaChick, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. MuskokaChick

    MuskokaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have 8 chicks hatched on Wed Thurs (Day 21)

    today is day 24 and 2 eggs left.

    I candled and there is no movement.

    I cracked one open at the air space and looked in and dead.

    The second one I cracked...same way...blood [​IMG]

    Then the chick started moving. I have put it back in the incubator. Feeling sick to my stomach

    Will it survive?

    I have a broody hen, but will she peck it if blood there? Should I just leave it in the incubator?
     
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2011
  2. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    if you cracked the side of the egg.. it will probably bleed to death

    what I do is candle the egg to see where the air cell is sitting.. then i punch a small hole into the air cell.. that way if the chick is still alive I don't kill it

    how badly is it bleeding and how did you crack it open?

    If it's still alive I would wrap some wet paper towels around the egg.. if you can see the beak make sure you don't cover it with the wet paper towels
     
  3. MuskokaChick

    MuskokaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no I cracked the air sac, but a bit of the egg shell broke open into where the chick was and the bleeding was there...it stopped, it is back in the bator on a wet paper towel...the chick is still moving.

    stress.
     
  4. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    ok.. keep an eye on it.. if the paper towel starts to get dry add some water to it or replace it with a fresh wet paper towel.. the chick should hatch out on it's own if you keep the membrane moist

    what is the humidity of the incubator?
    make sure it's at at least 60%
     
  5. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    oh.. i forgot to add.. if the membrane does start to dry out you can use your finger or a q-tip moistened with water on it.. you don't want to shrink wrap the chick.. so that membrane needs to stay moist
     
  6. MuskokaChick

    MuskokaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much!

    The temp is 99.9 and the humidity is 75 right now.

    Chick is still moving around.

    This afternoon I have to head out and nervous about leaving it for so long...probably back around 7 or 8 pm *sigh*

    So maybe gone a total of 5 hours. [​IMG]

    Will just make sure everything is good before I leave. Hindsight is 20/20, crap.
     
  7. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    ok.. if the chick hasn't hatched by the time you are ready to leave.. make sure you wrap the egg with a new wet paper towel.. just keep it away from the beak
     
  8. MuskokaChick

    MuskokaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK

    Thing is I am not seeing the beak...so wondering if it is at the wrong end...I don't want to touch it anymore, but I don't want it to die either...

    the wet paper towel is loose around it, but not covering the opening.
     
  9. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    it should be fine then.. and may even hatch by the time you get home
     
  10. MuskokaChick

    MuskokaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I came home the chick was dead [​IMG]

    on further inspection, there was something wrapped over the chicks head causing it to be imbobile...it was like a cord of some sort over the top of the head and down under the beak. I wonder if this is why it couldn't pip (couldn't move it's head)

    so sad [​IMG]
     

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