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hatching egg quick urgent question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tara7815, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. tara7815

    tara7815 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a chick that is hatching and has been for over 12 hours.. but it seems like it is stuck - it somehow got flipped (by an already hatched chick) over and now is coming out butt first. It has been struggling for a long time and isnt' making any progress. Do I intervene?

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  2. wren

    wren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes intervene! The membrane is stuck to the chick. Warm water and patience. Crunch up an break the opposite end of his head so he can breathe!
     
  3. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2008
    Gainesville, GA
    Yep, I would help that one.
     
  4. tara7815

    tara7815 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I barely had to do anything. I moved just a tad of the outter shell and she busted right out. But I don' t know that she's doing very well [​IMG]
    She seems to have a lump of some sort on her neck and she isn't moving around very well.
    It almost seems like she can't pick her head up off the ground.
    Perhaps she's just tired but I can't tell just yet. I have her under really warm lights and watching her closely. I have a video uploading of it to show you but it is going to take a few more minutes.
     
  5. tara7815

    tara7815 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is the video
    Do you think she'll be OK?
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  6. loot4louie

    loot4louie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a shrink wrapped chick. After she finally got out, she layed there forever, her head just drooped. But by the morning she was just fine. I would just be sure shes not cooking under the lights as she probably is to tired to move away! I left mine in the bator overnight, not in the brooder- but Im sure the brooder is fine as long as its not to hot. Good Luck!!
     
  7. jenlynn4

    jenlynn4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2007
    PA
    give her some time....and that lump your speaking of...I have had a couple of them and they just go away on thier own. [​IMG]
     
  8. tara7815

    tara7815 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's doing great now and is the family favorite.
    Thank you for coming to my rescue.

    My five year old keeps telling everyone we "operated on our chick".[​IMG]
     
  9. gfcm

    gfcm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad to her she's doing well! [​IMG]
     

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