Do you think he'll make it?

TeacherLady

Hatching
6 Years
Apr 28, 2013
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I just started this hatching experience with my first graders. We got a forced air styrofoam incubator with autoturn. I put the eggs in (6 button quail eggs) and set them to hatch. 5 of the six were no good (I bought them from ebay and they shipped them USPS and the box was a little crunched) but one little guy hatched today. (A day later than he was supposed to hatch.)



He pipped and zipped out without any issues but I think he's got yolk left over? And there's a "string" stuck to his belly, too.

This photo is of him about 6 hours post hatch.



You can see the bubble and "string". I put down shelf liner on the mesh and just left him in the incubator overnight. I'll check on him tomorrow, hopefully he's still with us. I'd hate to have to make up a story to the children about how I gave him to a farm last night...

Do you think he'll make it? Is there anything I can do for him if he is still with us tomorrow?
 

red horse ranch

Crowing
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Jan 24, 2014
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Buffalo Wyoming
I just started this hatching experience with my first graders. We got a forced air styrofoam incubator with autoturn. I put the eggs in (6 button quail eggs) and set them to hatch. 5 of the six were no good (I bought them from ebay and they shipped them USPS and the box was a little crunched) but one little guy hatched today. (A day later than he was supposed to hatch.)



He pipped and zipped out without any issues but I think he's got yolk left over? And there's a "string" stuck to his belly, too.

This photo is of him about 6 hours post hatch.



You can see the bubble and "string". I put down shelf liner on the mesh and just left him in the incubator overnight. I'll check on him tomorrow, hopefully he's still with us. I'd hate to have to make up a story to the children about how I gave him to a farm last night...

Do you think he'll make it? Is there anything I can do for him if he is still with us tomorrow?
My newborns often have that 'string' stuck for a while after hatching. It should dry and fall off by morning. It may still be absorbing the last of the yolk. Do not pull it off but if the chick and the string is completely dry I have snipped some of it off with scissors.
 

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