1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Help!!! Silkie chich hatching - Stuck

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by steponme1104, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. steponme1104

    steponme1104 Out Of The Brooder

    33
    0
    22
    Dec 4, 2011
    I have an egg under my broody that is at day 23 and has peeped. When I checked at 12:30pm it had just started, the egg was barely cracked. I just got home (4:45pm) and the chick is still trying to get out of the shell. The whole it has made is about the size of a dime. The membrane is completely dry around the whole and there is a little blood on it!!! What do i do??? I started this egg in the bator and moved it to my hen at day 17. Should I put it in the bator or leave it under my broody!
     
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2011
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

    18,756
    1,106
    396
    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Sounds like its too dry, can you put it in the incubator with a warm moist paper towel around it?
     
  3. steponme1104

    steponme1104 Out Of The Brooder

    33
    0
    22
    Dec 4, 2011
    I just put it in the bator...should I put the other 3 eggs in there too or leave them under my broody?
     
  4. steponme1104

    steponme1104 Out Of The Brooder

    33
    0
    22
    Dec 4, 2011
    Anyone?
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by