HELP, chick stuck

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by call ducks, May 19, 2009.

  1. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

    Mar 4, 2009
    waterville , canada
    the chick hatced but it still has not come free from the egg. like when the chick move the shell goes with it what can i do !! it is a btw japense
    Last edited: May 19, 2009

  2. firedove

    firedove Songster

    Nov 10, 2008
    Fitzwilliam NH
    Is the yolk fully absorbed? If the chick is good just stuck to the membrane of the egg, first be sure there are no veins out into that part of the membrane, then carefully tear away the part of the membrane that is stuck to the chick from the rest of the egg. This will leave a little piece stuck to the chick. When the chick starts to dry you can wet a cloth and apply moisture to the piece of membrane. Then just gently work your finger under it going with the grain of the feathers/fluff. If it's shell that is stuck I'm not really sure how getting that off works, maybe someone else could help with that.

    Two more things, first, if you have other chicks set to hatch you shouldn't open the bator to help this one chick or you could compromise the whole hatch. The humidity has to stay fairly high so that all the chicks can hatch out OK.

    Second, you should change the title of your post to be more specific, I suggest "HELP, chick stuck to egg" You will get more responses faster that way.
  3. Judy

    Judy Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Also, this belongs in Incubating and Hatching Eggs.

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