HELP! Malpositioned chick has pipped, but no progress in 24 hours.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by DannieBanannie, Jan 30, 2017.

  1. DannieBanannie

    DannieBanannie Just Hatched

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    I have 3 eggs that made it to lockdown. 2/3 chicks pipped the wrong end. One has been pipped with little progress in 24hours. I can see it's alive, when do you interviene with a malpositioned chick? :/
     
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    Peel of some of the shell without injuring the membrane. If the membrane looks dry, peel it off in that area. You can put on some coconut oil or water if the membrane is dry. If the chick isn't out within another hour, take off most off the shell and some membrane (stop if it bleeds and let sit another hour or two).

    After that the chick should be able to push out. If it doesn't, help it out all the way. What day is this?
     
  3. DannieBanannie

    DannieBanannie Just Hatched

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    Thank you. I attempted very carefully to remove some shell. It started to bleed so I stopped immeadatly. This is day 22. It has now been almost 30 hours since pipped.
     
  4. DannieBanannie

    DannieBanannie Just Hatched

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    The chick finally zipped and hatched almost 36 hours later! seems like a healthy frisky chick so far!
     
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  5. DannieBanannie

    DannieBanannie Just Hatched

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  6. bk15

    bk15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay!!! Iam happy the baby is doing good[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] What breed is it??
     
  7. DannieBanannie

    DannieBanannie Just Hatched

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    Thank you! Dad is an Americana amongst a mixed flock. I got the eggs from my inlaws, my best guess would be one of their RIR hens.
     
  8. bk15

    bk15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool!!!
     
  9. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    Congrats! Cute chick. [​IMG]
     

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