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Hatch assist advice needed. :0(

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dandydoodle, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Songster

    Sep 21, 2010
    I have a chick that was shrink wrapped. I need to know how to tell if the membrane is mature enough to open and let the beak out. I know the veins in the membrane have to quit being quite so active at some point can I look at it and tell. I know the baby probably gets oxygen from the blood vessels in the membrane until they quit flowing. I know the quit flowing thing is destined to happen anytime with my chicky. It has a small opening in the membrane ( very small) The hole isn't big enough for it to get enough oxygen once the veins stop flowing. I try to make an opening yesterday for it to breath through because, there was no fluid left. Can I tell when the veins in the membrane have stopped flowing so that I can open a slightly bigger hole in the membrane for it to breath.

    Thanks for the help. [​IMG]

  2. MamaMarcy

    MamaMarcy Songster

    Aug 28, 2011
    Snohomish, WA
    Use a qtip or finger to apply a small bit of warm water to the membrane, it will make it easier to see the vessels. If the chick had PIP'd thru the inner membrane at all it should be able to breathe. Has it broken the outer membrne and shell?
  3. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Songster

    Sep 21, 2010
    Thank you, your advice was very helpful. :0) The wetting being able to help me see the veins.
  4. Melissa Rose

    Melissa Rose Songster

    Aug 14, 2011
    South Texas
    do a search for Pete55 he has very good posts on what to do in you situation [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

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