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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by PhlyinPheBee, Apr 19, 2009.
Ok this is the chick out. It cannot be good. Should I just let him go??
Did you try to help it out?
This chick was under a hen and somehow the egg was crushed. I have those pics under a different tread.
just make sure the chick dosnt pull on it or anything cause if it does it could pull out its stomach....try keeping it from moving around to much...hope someone else can help you out more...good luck
looks like if you keep it warm, and DO NOT Try to remove the shell untill 24 hours later, this chick may be able to make it.
If you try tp remove the shell, the chick will bleed to dead.
Keep it around 99
The chick should have been left in the crushed shell in a makeshift incubator or box set up with a heat lamp since there is blood showing and had a warm wet cloth covering it for 24 more hours to help it to absorb the yolk sac and dry up the veins.
Well I did the best I could with the info that I got at the time. I am going to give this little one the best chance I can.
Thanks for ALL the help and info. I will keep updating.
looks like the yolk has been absorb, just need to let the blood veins dry up. just keep it warm. and check it out tomorrow.
You will have to mist with WARM water continually through the night, but not soak. I had one of these in my last batch of ducks. But I was using an incubator and kept it in there till all the tummy was closed. My egg/duckling was the last to hatch, it had absorbed the yolk but hadn't closed it's belly yet. Make sure it's feet can't scratch the membrane as it will bleed to death. Maybe put him/her in a moist warm washcloth in a coffee cup so the legs can't move much. Just make sure to keep it moist. Good luck!! Also make sure you wash your hands well before touching the baby.
edited to say keep the tummy area moist NOT the chick! DUH!
See the duckling STILL in the shell, that's the onethat was like yours.