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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by standardbanty, Apr 27, 2009.
It is the only one left should i intervene.. Any good Youtube videos ?
I would help if it where me after that long. I have done it in the past and some chicks do OK. If it's still peeping or moving it may survive. It is does not it was not meant to be.
Should i help break out of the top part of the egg where the aircell is?
Yes you can use a spoon and lighlty tap around the egg just like they do when zipping and then pull the top open and slid the chick out. Leave it in the bator to rest and dry out.
I start at the top where the air cell is that way you can see the chick if its dead or a alive you can also see if there are still viens and stuff , do tiny pieces at a ttime .
I would just start by slowly peeling away the shell around the pip. If you see that it is still alive and you can't see any blood vessels in the membrane, then you could remove a little more at a time. If you see the blood vessels in the membrane still, stop, that means that they have not all died back yet, and your chick could bleed to death. Try this and let us know what you see.
Should i just do it in a table? Do I need any extra heat while i do this?
If you're wanting opinions, here's mine: Don't help. If it's not strong enough to hatch.....oh never mind. No one seems to listen anyway.
BEST of luck to you! I truly do hope you're happy with your results!!
I posted pictures and info about my experience helping a chick hatch under this thread if you want to check it out: First chick is hatching. Humidity too high?
Here is a really good YouTube video to see the process of helping an egg hatch:
Do it where it's convenient but do ot quickly and then put it back in the bator.