Dumb question? HELP

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by janine, Apr 25, 2009.

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  1. janine

    janine Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 19, 2009
    When those of you you who help chip away at the pipped egg. Talk about bleeding....what do you mean exactly? The blood is between the egg and the membrane? Cause our pipped egg has done nothing for 20 hours except sit under the hen with it's beak exposed. We did intervene,but are unsure of exactly what everyone means. We removed some shell on the large end around the pip, nothing bled...but you can tell there is blood in there? We moistened membrane and replaced under the hen, is this the best way or should we finish what we started now? The chick has not changed postion within the egg at all, beak still out of the inner membrane in one spot. The area with egg removed is about the size of a quarter. Should it be bigger or will she make her way out? HELP, it's to late to turn back now:/
  2. sethsleader

    sethsleader Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2009
    I cant help you but I would post this in emergancies/diseases, injuries and cures It will get more hits there!

    Good luck from another new egg [​IMG]
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The blood is in the membrane. If you do help, always wet the membrane with warm water so you can see the blood vessels. If they are still there, do not pierce the membrane or continue. If you only see white when the membrane is wet, that means the vessels have retracted.
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

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