Half zipped chick

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  1. Athiena14

    Athiena14 Songster

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    I have a chick that is halfway zipped since this morning. Almost 12 hours. As far as I can see it is still wet enough and not shrink wrapped. It's still peeping and wiggling. This is the longest I've had one stay zipped like this. What is going on?
     
  2. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    Maybe taking a breather? If any membrane is exposed, put some coconut oil on it to keep it moist, preventing shrink wrapping.

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    Thank you in advance for reassurance & help
     
  3. Athiena14

    Athiena14 Songster

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    Okay. I'll keep an eye on if I see the membrane Whiting up or seeming to tight
     
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  4. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    You may want to put some on now before it starts drying but you're probably checking often ;)
     
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  5. oldhenlikesdogs

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    If there's no blood you can help it out. If there's blood yet in the membrane leave it be as it's still absorbing the yolk and blood in the membranes.
     
  6. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi

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    Can you post a picture?

    If it's halfway through the zip, it's stuck - once they start zipping they don't stop, and if they stop it means it ran into trouble. They also don't start zipping until they're ready to hatch, so it's ready to come out, and you should be able to finish the zip for it safely. But seeing a picture will help make sure it's ready to go.
     
  7. Athiena14

    Athiena14 Songster

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    I helped it out halfway. No more vessels. All its gotta do is hopefully push out now. Pic is of after opening the egg. Should I just pull it out fully? Its not "vacuumed sealed" as i like to call it. Usually only time i half them is when that happens 15481225952612224523613997068853.jpg
     
  8. Athiena14

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    2 seconds later.. poor thing had pooped in there 15481227592163753771615046164531.jpg
     
  9. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi

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    Looks good! You might want to also remove that piece right behind its head, because that might be keeping it from pushing out on its own.
     
  10. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi

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    Awesome! Glad the little one made it out okay :)

    What you're seeing might just be the embryonic waste, and not 'real' poop.
     

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