Help! Egg is crumbling away and chick isn't ready!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by farlo4, Apr 23, 2016.

  1. farlo4

    farlo4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    126
    15
    88
    Mar 13, 2014
    Do I help it out? The shell has been crumbling since yesterday. I can hear peeping,but there doesn't seem to be a pipping hole. This egg is under a broody hen. What do I do? It's day 21
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2016
  2. farlo4

    farlo4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    126
    15
    88
    Mar 13, 2014
    Now there is less peeping! Is it dying? What do I do guys!? Help!
     
  3. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

    4,414
    669
    291
    Apr 9, 2015
    Hudson Valley, NY
    get a spot set up in the house. Towel, good lighting, qtips, warm water and tweezers....
     
  4. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

    4,414
    669
    291
    Apr 9, 2015
    Hudson Valley, NY
    Pull back the membrane a little where you see the blood spot. Find the inner membrane and moisten it with some warm water. You need to find the beak and check the inner membrane for veins.
     
  5. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

    4,414
    669
    291
    Apr 9, 2015
    Hudson Valley, NY
    You don't want to tear the inner membrane until you're sure there are no more active blood vessels or the chick can bleed to death. Finding the beak and making sure it has oxygen would be the first thing I would do.
     
  6. farlo4

    farlo4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    126
    15
    88
    Mar 13, 2014
    The inner membrane? What's the white stuff? I thought that was the membrane? Should I moisten that?
     
  7. farlo4

    farlo4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    126
    15
    88
    Mar 13, 2014
    How do I tell if the blood vessels are active?
     
  8. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

    4,414
    669
    291
    Apr 9, 2015
    Hudson Valley, NY
    No that's the outter membrane.
     
  9. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

    4,414
    669
    291
    Apr 9, 2015
    Hudson Valley, NY
    When you find the inner membrane, you will see small blood vessels if they are still active. Sometimes it's hard to see them, so if you moisten a qtip with warm water and touch it to the membrane it makes it easier to see them.
     
  10. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

    4,414
    669
    291
    Apr 9, 2015
    Hudson Valley, NY
    The blood in the pic might be where the beak is. Be careful because that blood looks pretty new, like the veins are still active.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by