Help a chick's life may depend on it. (Hatching issue pics inside)

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Knix6468, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. Knix6468

    Knix6468 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To help, to not help. My husband says wait, I say it pipped completely in the wrong spot. and it didnt pip, it pushed out and made crack.

    Ok i know we shouldnt help but I think he is not in a good position, (yes i moved the loose pieces of shell to look - some might say thats too much

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    wrong position
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    better position (and what a textbook pip should look like right)


    Help/not help.

    HELP?
     
  2. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I wouldn't worry at all. That chick could take 24 hours to make the full turn and zip the shell. I've had many chicks external pip on the bottom of the egg. Your biggest problem could be opening the incubator too many times with that much of a pip started and drying the membrane.

    I've hatched in quantity and you would be amazed at the diversity of where and how they pip.
     
  3. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist

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    Looks fine [​IMG]
    I would let it be.
     
  4. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks too dry! Have you been opening the bator? If it hasn't progressed any further this morning, I would get a spray bottle and mist it really good with warm water and close the bator and leave it shut. Get that membrane really wet but don't drown the chick.
     
  5. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Had one hatch with the pip even farther up the egg last week, leave it and make sure the humidity is good like colby said
     
  6. Knix6468

    Knix6468 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    update, it struggled all night to get out, while its neighbors hatched during the night.. I will update with progress
     
  7. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't open that little bator and remove the chick. Leave it closed so you don't suck out the humidity. Peachicks are very hard to help out of the shell. Not at all like helping a chicken chick. They are very fragile. Your best bet is to let it happen naturally. Which one hatched? The one with the small pip or the larger pip? The large pip looks too dry!
     
  8. Knix6468

    Knix6468 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am taking pictures througth the glass, we have converted a
    Fish tank to use as a hatcher.

    But We can only get the humidity to60%
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    I did help him this morning when I seen how dry it was and
    Seen him pushing with all his might to get the egg pushed open, it was 1/2 opened by him
    Yes he was stuck to the liner, dried yolk holding him in place.

    I helped as little as poss and made him push, but he was stuck

    He made it out and is doing ok now with his bros and Sis
     
  9. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist

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    LOVE the hatcher. You can see everything!!!
     
  10. hvnsnt3388

    hvnsnt3388 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post instructions for how to on your hatcher? We have sveral aquariums not in use and looks like a great way to use them!!
     

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