Had to help a chick to hatch. ALMOST 2 WKS ON PICS!!! pg.2

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by magicpigeon, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    It was abandoned by the mother when it pipped so as a last resort I tried to help it out. I know! Bad idea! I got about a quarter of the way around before something happened and it's bleeding. It is still very alert, cheeping and movng it's beak. I don't have an incubator, so right now it's in a jar with some water and a heatlamp. I have no idea what to do. Can anyone help?? I really don't want to lose him! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2011
  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    What kind of bird?
     
  3. Ms.FuzzyButts

    Ms.FuzzyButts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 5, 2009
    North Alabama
    Just leave it alone for awhile and see if it makes any progress on his own. By it bleeding, it obviously was not ready just yet. Keep us posted!!! Good luck..
     
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Damp cloth around the chick (is it still in the shell?) and place under a heat lamp. Talk to it, get a stuffed animal and a small mirror so it doesn't think it is alone.
     
  5. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    It is a silkie, and yes, still in the shell. The mother had already left the nest and the other chickens ere coming around and pecking it. Thanks for all the quick responses [​IMG]
     
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Ok keep the cloth around it moist, but not wet, and heated. It just needs to absorb more of the yolk and it will be fine.
     
  7. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    *huge sigh of relief*
    Thanks [​IMG] I was considering putting a tray of water inside instead. Would that work? I'm hoping the jar won't run of of oxygen....[​IMG]
     
  8. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Keep the lid off, and it should be fine. No water, too much moisture will drown it.
     
  9. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    I came back and half the shell was off! [​IMG] Unfortunately it was not in a zipping way as you would expect. It was more like somebody had punched a hole in the middle of the egg [​IMG] I picked her up and she managed to wiggle her way out of the rest of the shell. For a moment i was worried she would be strangled by the umbilical cord. Thankfully, that didn't happen [​IMG] She's now drying off in my room. Some of the membrane was stuck to her, but I kept it there because there was a little blood. [​IMG] I'll upload a pic [​IMG]

    THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP [​IMG]
     
  10. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    Here are the pics [​IMG]

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