HELP Chick needs YOUR Help Hatching!!!!!!!!!!!1

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dsowens15, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. dsowens15

    dsowens15 Songster

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    This is day 19 and I checked under my brooby silkie hen to find this egg
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    I took it inside and damped the membrane and covered it with a wet rag
    It head is right in the middle of the whole. The egg is crushed, but I believe the chick is still alive.
     

  2. dsowens15

    dsowens15 Songster

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    Please anyone help this chick!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. YeOleBroodie

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    Quote:Being its on day 19 it may need more time and not ready to hatch. If you don't have an incubator, get a box, close it but allow air to circulate and get some heat in it. Lamp, heating pad.. whatever. You must keep it warm as well as humidity up. Try to get heat up to around 99F if you can and put a wet sponge/cloth in a dish for humidity.

    Have you heard any peeping from the chick?

    You can also wrap a towel or blanket around the box to keep more heat in. Just make sure you don't cover it completely so it cannot get air.

    One way to get heat/humidity up fast is take a wet facecloth and nuke it for about 10 sec. it will be hot so watch your hands.
    Put it in the box not touching the egg.

    Good luck
     
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  4. dsowens15

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    yes about 20 minutes ago it was peeping. and i have it in my incubator. There is alot of membrane exposed tho.
     

  5. reesepoultry

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    eggs take 21 days to hatch. I wouldn't help the egg yet, this could result in death.
     
  6. YeOleBroodie

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    Quote:I find that a paper towel dries to fast so I would use a face cloth or something of the sort, dampen it and wrap it around the egg leaving a small area around its head uncovered.

    Sounds as if you have a handle on it. [​IMG] Good to hear its peeping.
     
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  7. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

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    So what's happening with the little unborn chick?
     

  8. dsowens15

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    the chick died:( I think the membrane stuck to him, it was a silkie. i didn't have a top for my bator so i have the thermostat and the chick ckoser to the light and had him in a wet rag. The rag did get cold tho. I tried to keep it with warm water.
    but today I have a pip from its brother or sister sikie
     

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