HELP!! Chick pipped and now there's blood!

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  1. Kombertini

    Kombertini Out Of The Brooder

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    Checked on eggs and saw this. [​IMG]
    It's day 22 and my chicks seem to be hatching now. One came fully out this morning and two others have externally pipped [​IMG]

    Nervous because of all the blood. This is the biggest egg and had the biggest veins. Could that be why all the blood. I'm worried!!

    I still see where it's cracked is going up and down like it's breathing but no hole.


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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    It may have been malpositioned away from the air cell and hit a vein when it pipped. I had one do this during my last hatch. You might want to just check that it's not inhaling blood, but there's not much else you can do other than that. It'll probably be fine.
     
  3. Kombertini

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    Thanks. Yeah it died. I opened it up more and found it hadn't absorbed its guts/yolk yet. I'm thinking the one that hatched earlier knocked it too much and maybe smashed it. It wasn't ready to hatch.


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  4. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    I'm sorry about that, it must have bled out when it pipped :hugs There's nothing you could have done.
     
  5. coloradowildflower

    coloradowildflower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry. From what I've read, there's nothing you can do when they pip through a vein.
     
  6. Kombertini

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    Thanks all! Yeah it was my first hatch so when things went wrong I instantly go through everything I could have done differently. But you're right, I couldn't have done anything differently. Live and learn I guess [​IMG]


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