Getting Stuck Membrane off a Chick

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BrieCheese23, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. BrieCheese23

    BrieCheese23 Out Of The Brooder

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    Long story short, I found one chick shrink wrapped into his egg after he began to zip and stopped overnight. When I peeled back the shell I found the membrane was glued and hardened to him. I helped him out and put some more water in the incubator for those still hatching (four more have hatched since today and I can see two more pips, so it seems the rest are doing okay).He seems fine and is up and walking around, but he still has a section of membrane over his back and a piece of shell stuck to his wing. I don't want to rip the down off, but he is starting to get fluid build up around the piece stuck on his back and I definitely want to get it off. I plan to use warm water on a washcloth held to the area. Is there any particular tricks anyone can recommend?
     
  2. BrieCheese23

    BrieCheese23 Out Of The Brooder

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    He is clean now and very chatty since his momma put him back in the incubator.
     
  3. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    Sounds like what you did, worked!

    Nice job. [​IMG]
     
  4. BrieCheese23

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    Thank you :) He is now being sat with and cuddled and enjoying every minute of it even if he is a hunchback for the time being. He just wouldn't settle in the brooder with his siblings, but hes quiet now :)
     
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