Help with our baby chick

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by karenls50, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. karenls50

    karenls50 Just Hatched

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    Hi I'm a new chick momma.

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    karenls50
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    I need help.
    We successfully watched six French black copper Marans hatch. Number seven has the air sac sideways in the shell. He tried for 8 hours to pip. We could hear him tapping and cheeping. We went to bed and 8 hour later no progress. We made a small hole where the airvsac should have been and carefully worked to we found his beak. After pulling a little shell away we found the airsac on the side not at the end. As soon as we even touched in inner membrane it would deep a little blood so we stopped cause we knew it wasn't ready. Later we came back to the same place and could gently peel back a little. Then it was fine. However after about 1/2 an inch we ran into a little seeping blood again. She is back in the incubator with about 25% of the shell removed. There is no membrane in front of her beak. We can see her breathing and trying to push, then she rests. . We are carefully following all the steps Sally posted. What do we do now? I'm inclined to wait since there was still blood seeping an hour ago. She's still in the bator at 100 degree and 70% humidity. We have a wet paper towel draped over her shell and exposed membrane but not over her nose. Help. We need assistance so we won't die. She's from a shipped egg. That's probably why the air cell is on the side. If we try to remove any of the inner membrane toward the large end of the eggs it bleeds. Now what? Thanks.

    Update. We gently pushed back the piece of membrane on her head. A few minutes later she pushed with all her might then just stopped breathing. We thought she was dead. We walked away and I started to cry. We've been at this for over 8 hours. Next time dh looked she was breathing and kicking. She pushed the bottom of the shell slightly away. The egg sac is completely absorbed but there was bleeding from the umbilicus. It has now pushed the bottom away and all bleeding has stopped. she is struggling to turn over with the shell still on her head. We're just going to let her be. Should we turn her on her tummy?
     
  2. kuchchicks

    kuchchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicks that need assistance tend to take a little longer to get going. I'd keep her in the bator until she fluffs up. You can turn her over. You may want to make sure she is on something non slippery.
     
  3. karenls50

    karenls50 Just Hatched

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    Thanks kuchchicks. She's doing great. With her siblings. We had to make a boot for her foot since she had a malpositioned toe. We'll leave it on two days and check it. [​IMG]
     

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