Help. Daughter dropped egg :(

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Doubletrouble05, May 22, 2017.

  1. Doubletrouble05

    Doubletrouble05 Just Hatched

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    My daughter wanted to candle one of our geese eggs, and as walking inside she tripped and it went a'rollin.
    It is within 1-2 days of hatching, but the crack is NOT on the air sack end. The chick is still moving, but I don't hear chirping. I put it in the incubator...
    anything else I can do??
     

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  2. Doubletrouble05

    Doubletrouble05 Just Hatched

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    Could I tape up that end??
    I'm at a loss, and my daughter is crying constantly :(
    Anyone?
     
  3. BirdGirl2004

    BirdGirl2004 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would just keep it in the incubator and wait, and pray for the best!!
     
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  4. wynn4578

    wynn4578 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it didn't hurt the chick and it didn't rupture the membrane this close to hatching you are probably ok. You need to wrap the part of the membrane in a warm damp papertowel and keep it damp. Don't use water that is too hot or cold.
     
  5. Doubletrouble05

    Doubletrouble05 Just Hatched

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    I ended up putting some damp tissue paper on the cracked end.
    This morning we hear peeping and it's made a small hole in the opposite end.

    Daughter is relieved and so am I!
    Will it require help getting out since the one end (opposite from air sac) is essentially "blown out"?
     

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