HELP! Chick is hatching but there is blood.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by morninggloryhatchery, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. morninggloryhatchery

    morninggloryhatchery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Help! I have a chick hatching and there is just a big hole in it and there is also blood. Should i be worried? I am looking at the egg and the chicks beak is sticking out and it is chirping. There are no other pips. just a big hole. And blood like i said. WHat should i do?

    Thanks
     
  2. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would leave it alone and let it hatch
     
  3. morninggloryhatchery

    morninggloryhatchery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. Cause there was enough blood for it to have a few drops go down the egg. Do you think it is the chick or one of the veins in the egg? Thanks
     
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  4. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i dont know, pics would help
     
  5. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
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    still leaving the incubator closed and let alone would still be my bet, just because you dont want to screw it up for all the others gettin ready to hatch
     
  6. farmin'chick

    farmin'chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WHen my broodies opened pipped eggs, there was blood. Left alone for a while, they absorbed the blood and went on to the next step.
     
  7. morninggloryhatchery

    morninggloryhatchery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks for the help. It has been hatching for about 39/40 hours now if my calculations are right. The whole in the egg got a tiny bit bigger but there is barely any progress. Any thing i could do?
     
  8. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    It may have missed the air sac and pipped straight through the shell. That often results in blood.

    Do not do anything. Chicks can take 24hours to go from pipped to hatch. They can take even longer if they skipped a step and didn't pip into the air sac. Usually they break into the air sac first and rest for about a day absorbing some yolk before they break the shell and then they finish absorbing the yolk and all the blood in the vessels across the membrane before they hatch. Some chicks do this quickly but some can take 48hrs from the time they start hatching (break the membrane which is normally not visible except those few that miss the air sac) until they get out of the egg. Hurrying them along will only cause them to lose all that blood they need to absorb and they will die. It will also risk drying out the membranes for the rest and they will die.
     
  9. ally123123

    ally123123 New Egg

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    Mine did the same thing today and I'm worried about him / her
     
  10. AnnieSantiago

    AnnieSantiago Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What happened? Did the chick live?

    I just saw one of mine under the hen has a hole in it and there's a bit of blood. I'm scared :(
     
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