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Help partially opened egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by funchickee, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. funchickee

    funchickee New Egg

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    Thought the chick was breech and opened the shell and it was not. Now it is wrapped in moist paper towel and breathing but appears stuck. Bled a little. Left alone overnight. I removed a bit more shell. Humidity is at 65%. What else do I do? The temp is 99 5. The 21 day was last night at 9pm.
     
  2. funchickee

    funchickee New Egg

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    Only outer shell was opened, then the membrane over beak area.
     
  3. gemma24

    gemma24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is it piped?
     
  4. gemma24

    gemma24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and [​IMG]
     
  5. Deca

    Deca Out Of The Brooder

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    We had the same a couple of days ago. We made a 'full zip' bij removing all the shell in the zip's path and then also helped with tearing some membrame. She then broke free. Chick lives but is a bit weak; but she was 'hatching' for 36 hours- so something had to happen
     
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2017
  6. funchickee

    funchickee New Egg

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    Thank you all! We kept the egg wrapped lightly in wet paper towels inside the incubator. Helped it get the membrane off without anymore bleeding and it's now resting. It has not fully absorbed the intact yolk sac. It is laying in egg position still. Weak but kicking and moving. Will the yolk get absorbed outside of the shell?
     

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