Help! dried membranes

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by stacemck, Jan 10, 2015.

  1. stacemck

    stacemck Out Of The Brooder

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    So my chick after some struggle knock the top off her egg enough that I was able to see she was in dried membranes, I had read extensively the post on assisting a chick over the last fe days so I knew to moisten the membrane without getting water near her beak, which I have done.

    How do you know when the blood vessels are receded should they be completely invisible? and what about they yolk sac, what should it look like? I can't see anything but I can't see all the way into the egg and I am trying to keep it in the incubator other than the lift the lid and moisten. old ask how can you tell that has been absorbed hers look very thin but I can still see them, she is pretty shrink wrapped but her beak is out so she is breathing and is able to get a bit of movement but the membranes just stretch with her a bit and she is quite tight in there. I don't want to slide back a bit of membrane and find the blood vessels arn't closed. I would say the reason this has happened is because if the last few days upheaval.

    As I am writing this my incubator has decided to start playing up and turning itself off, it came with a crappy plug that keeps slipping out, I have taped it in but it still slips a bit. I don't think I will be getting any sleep tonight.
     
  2. Gen9

    Gen9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had to keep the membrane moist for just about all day for the chick to hatch on it's own. One time, I did help hatch one (successfully) but it had a real weird deformed abdomen - like the yolk was on one side, & it was really weak. I ended up getting my husband to put it down, something we never want to go through ever again... I'd rather them die in the shell than do that again.
     
  3. stacemck

    stacemck Out Of The Brooder

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    I pulled back a bit more shell and took some pics of the membrane, I had only just dampened it a couple of minutes before so it is drying out quick. I have turned the zircon off in my house and I'm in a north Queensland Oz so the humidity in the air is high enough but i have also lifted it in the incubator as well.

    Does it look like the vessels have receded?

    I looked at sally sunshine pics but I still can't tel or maybe I am just second guessing myself.
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  4. Gen9

    Gen9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Still looks a little pink, needs more time to thin out & get more white, imo. Also looks like a thick membrane & maybe that's why the chick had trouble. You can keep it moist like you have been. Hatch day is hard to get any sleep, but if you must, maybe put a wet paper towel on the chick - still, you might have to check it frequently, just not as frequent as dabbing with water.
     
  5. Gen9

    Gen9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is this the last egg to hatch?
     
  6. stacemck

    stacemck Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my only egg, it is explained in my other posts, ill wrap in damp paper towel, I wouldn't be able to sleep right now.
     
  7. stacemck

    stacemck Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks the paper towel is working a dream and she is able to move a little more freely instead of being so tightly held. Hopefully the vessels will recede in the next few hours.
     
  8. Gen9

    Gen9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome! Glad it's working, & good luck!
     
  9. stacemck

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    I am so over the moon the paper towel allowed the chick to hatch herself, after about an hour of the paper towel being on I notice one of her wings had come free. Slowly over the remainder of the time it hatched. I am so glad I did not interfere more than some paper towel Not that at certain points I didn't want to, it took every bit of self control to not interfere. Im glad I was still up too normally I would be in bed by then but I had only just finished getting ready when I noticed something was not right. Also I will live religiously by Sally Sunshines guide, there is so much conflicting things on the net and when you have nothing to do but sit and wait what else are you gonna do. Sally's guide stop me from grabbing the egg and start peeling.

    Chicky is now standing and chirping her little head off, she is extremely tiny but quite strong so I'm confident, her yolk sac is completely absorbed and there was no bleeding from any vessels
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    taken 2 mins after hatch, opened to remove the shell and place down a mat to make the flooring a little better as her feet are so small.
     
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2015
  10. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Omg, that's great!! So glad she was able to hatch herself! Good job!!! :)
     

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