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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Silkiechick143, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. Silkiechick143

    Silkiechick143 Out Of The Brooder

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    I CHECKED ON MY EGG THAT PIPPED THE 19TH DAY. TODAY IS DAY 22. I COULDNT SEE THE BEAK AT ALL. IT JUST LOOKED LIK FETHERS AND OTHER THINGS. I COULDNT TELL IF IT WAS DEAD ( IT PROBABLY IS BECAUSE ITS BEAK ISNT BY THE PIP HOLE. ;( ) I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO. PLZZZ HELP!!!! THANKS!! [​IMG]
     
  2. tadpole98

    tadpole98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would help it if it already pipped. it is probably dead but theres a chance its alive.
    How to help:
    take an excacto knife, or a razor, and a cup of warm water
    dab the shell with water and chip some off a tiny bit at a time.
    theres lots of stuff on youtube, sorry im not much help.
     
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  3. Silkiechick143

    Silkiechick143 Out Of The Brooder

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    It's ok tadpole that by itself is a big help. Thnx ill try that!!
     
  4. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    Post back and let us know how it went.
     
  5. Silkiechick143

    Silkiechick143 Out Of The Brooder

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    I did help the little chick. It was gonna be a big brown chick like his daddy. I took it out and it died. Well it was already dead, but it was fun to see what it would've looked like. I got a few more eggs so I hav my fingers crossed for this batch!! Thnx everyone who helped!!!
     
  6. tadpole98

    tadpole98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and at least you got practice for the next time it happens. [​IMG] usually they do die when you help them, but when i did it mine lived, so theres a chance. ;)
     
  7. Silkiechick143

    Silkiechick143 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yea so for next time, I know what to do instead of what I did
     
  8. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member

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    You tried and learned right? GOOD JOB!!

    I have all my notes and such thrown in an article.... just scroll down to Day 18 lockdown and read on! lotta pics and videos too how to help when to help!

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101

    oh... I usually check in on this thread .... https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/704328/diary-notes-air-cell-detatched-shipped-eggs
    come on over and say hello to everyone, we have a few youngers on the thread so it would be great to keep it allive with hatching and info!! plus is so nice that everyone checks in and is there to help when you need them!!
     
  9. Silkiechick143

    Silkiechick143 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thnx!! And yes I did learn the dos and donts!
    :)
     

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