HELP! CHICK NEEDS HELP HATCHING

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BantyChickMom, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    Chick has zipped on half the egg since about 10:00 am
    and hasn't done anything else.
    it is trying but just can't complete process.
    Membrane appears dried out.
    WHAT DO I NEED TO DO??
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    If you have a drinking straw or something you can put water through, a few drops of warm water at the edge of the pip in the shell will soak into the membrane and maybe help the baby get out.
     
  3. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi, good luck, its very stressful isnt it!!
    please look at the wonderful thread which is at the top of this section Sticky: helping your chicks hatch.
    It has everything you need to know right now!!!
    hugs
     
  4. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    Thanks,
    I saw the thread right after posting this one.

    I finished zipping around and got the membrane moistened enough, wrapped it in a warm moist rag and put back in the bator and it finally kicked its way out.
    He is fine now.
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

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