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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by DIADV5, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. DIADV5

    DIADV5 New Egg

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    I have an egg, the chick pecked open the top I guess, in incubator, but there is blood in eggshell..is it dead?
     
  2. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    It may be dead and might not be. I am confused is the egg in a rack or turner or laying on its side in the incubator?

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  3. DIADV5

    DIADV5 New Egg

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    iT WAS UPRIGHT IN THE INCUBATOR...
     
  4. FeatheredObsessions

    FeatheredObsessions Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry I am confused too... the egg is in the incubator and the chick is in the egg still? Where do you see the blood?
     
  5. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm guessing you mean the chick has pipped the shell and you can see blood on the membrane where it has pipped? That happens when the chick pecks through a blood vessel in the membrane that hasn't yet dried up. Sometimes the chick will bleed to death, sometimes it will be just fine. Can you see any movement? Hear any peeping? Best thing to do is.... well, nothing.... as you can't really do anything to help the chick at this stage.

    If it's any reassurance, I recently lent my bator to a 7 year old friend, who got a bit over excited come hatch time, and tried to 'help' a pipped chick out of its shell. She peeled off a small chunk of shell, the egg bled quite a lot, she put it back in the bator, and it ended up hatching out just fine a day or so later.
     
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