HELP, BLEEDING CHICK IN EGG /WHAT DO I DO?????!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pefferlawchicken, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. pefferlawchicken

    pefferlawchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok so its day 23 and all my other eggs have hatced but this one , its had a small hole in it for about 29 hours , so i pulled a little bit of shell back just a little so he could breathe ( i know its stupid im kicking myself) but he has veins and hes bleeding , not to much but a little more the good , so i wraped him up in a wet warm paper towl and put him in the bator , what can i do so hes ok ???????[​IMG]
     
  2. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    He should be OK. But watch him. He still may need help getting out of the egg. Just don't help too much or too early or he may bleed again.
     
  3. pefferlawchicken

    pefferlawchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hes still chirping and moving a bit , no blood seems to be comming out anymore..
     
  4. pefferlawchicken

    pefferlawchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, that's pretty bad. So this is like the cardinal sin of hatching chicks... but dry him out. That'll dry the blood vessels so he won't bleed to death. Then get him wet and help him out all the way. He definitely wasn't ready yet.
     
  6. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Wet that membrane every hour or so with a qtip and warm water.

    Dont help anymore until all of those veins have been absorbed.
     
  7. LilDucky85

    LilDucky85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where are the veins absorbed into? The same way as the yolk?
     
  8. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No, the veins dry up and fall off. During incubation they were necessary for oxygen and nutrient transportation, but now that the chick has working lungs and a working gut so they are no longer necessary. As the chick hatches they dry up and break off. But if they break too early the chick bleeds to death.
     
  9. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    Im rooting for you and him
     
  10. gervais22

    gervais22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck it will just take time. Do as eveyone has said keep it damp and wait it out.
     

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