Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They Are Dying!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Casandra, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. Casandra

    Casandra Out Of The Brooder

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    MY LITTLE QUAIL ARE STARTING TO HATCH AND SO FAR ONLY TWO HAVE MADE IT OUT A THIRD DYED AND STARTED TO DECOMPOSE. WE HAVE THREE MORE HATCHING BUT THEY CANT GET OUT. THE MEMBRANE KEEPS DRYING AND WE ARE GETTING IT DAMP BUT ONE HAS BEEN GOING AT IT FOR TWO DAYS. AND HES TIRED. PLEASE I DONT WANT TO ANYMORE OF MY BABYS TWO DYE!!!! PLEASE HOW CAN I HELP THEM! THIS IS AN EMERCENCY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![​IMG]
     
  2. jamesnoldsr

    jamesnoldsr Out Of The Brooder

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    What is the humidity in your incubator? If you're sure you are going to lose them, you might as well intervene and help them out. A small chance to live is better than none if they don't get out of the egg shell. JMO
     
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  3. tinydancer87

    tinydancer87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Two days is a long time for a baby quail to try to hatch. I usually help if there is no progress after 24 hours.

    I usually sit down in the bathroom, while running the shower on hot to bring up the temp and humidity, with a glass of warm water and a q-tip. Gently peel away the shell and membrane after moistening as needed with the q-tip and water. Usually the baby will start to struggle as you get the shell off. Sometimes you can get the shell open enough for the baby to zip on its own, but if it us really stuck and dried in there, you will have to gently peel everything off. Be VERY careful when peeling the membrane away from over the eyes and face.
     
  4. TheHalfWayCoop

    TheHalfWayCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:^^ This. If they've all been dying, and you know the last ones are having trouble I'd look up the intervening thread and help them out, some chance is better than no chance, jmho though.

    Good luck!
     
  5. KandiandJerry

    KandiandJerry Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. KandiandJerry

    KandiandJerry Chillin' With My Peeps

    tinydancer87 has the right idea............good luck
     
  7. Casandra

    Casandra Out Of The Brooder

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    ok thank you SO MUCH!!!!!! but what about the blood vessels? also one just hatched i am gonna post pics in a sec so you can see the eggs and wats going on!
     
  8. TedJan92_in_Idaho

    TedJan92_in_Idaho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Usually if you help them out after that long they will have leg problems and will be crippled. Just my experience.
     

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