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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by twilcox1984, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. twilcox1984

    twilcox1984 Out Of The Brooder

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    So, I'm on day 10 of incubation.... after putting in a large egg at the beginning we realized we had a double yolker....well right now I have a huge blood line at the top of egg and at blunt end a growing and very active embryo! What do I do? Do I leave it in or take it out? (I have other eggs in there as well!)

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. chelseajgoss

    chelseajgoss Out Of The Brooder

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    Its not impossible to hatch out twin babies. Most if the time though they dont make it from what ive heard. Its optional. If you decide to leave it and see what happens, you will need to hell hatch. One baby will be facing the air sac and will be able to breath, the other will be at the other end of the egg with no air. So once the one internally pips, i would try to find where the others beak is, and pull just a tiny amount of the shell away (not poke or stab the shell! Just grind gently wil a butter knife or in a way it wont hurt the chick) that way the second chick can breathe. Its risky to do that though, because of the blood vessels. If you EVER come into contact with blood while helping durring hatch, cover with a warm paper towel and wait a while before helping again. The chick could bleed out even with just a few drops. But that chick breathing is what will be important. As long as they are both breathing, they should be okay in there for a while until your SURE they need more help ( that way you dont risk bleeding, you want them to absorb all that before they come out).
    I think i saw a youtube video of it too. Look it up. The one i watched she used a knife, which scared me a little, but it worked for her! I personally think tweezers would be best! STERILE of course!anyways. I hope it helps! If you feel likenyou wont be ablemto help, or if you wont be able to be home when they hatch or anything, dont feel bad just taking it out. **** happens, and its okay to do if its what you feel is best for you and the chicks! I hope this helps! Keep updated!
     
  3. twilcox1984

    twilcox1984 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have one embryo alive (blunt end) and the other embryo died (pointed end) there is a huge blood ring by the dead embryo.....will this end up killing the one that is still alive?
     
  4. chelseajgoss

    chelseajgoss Out Of The Brooder

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    Thats a tough one. But i imagine it should be fine, as long as bacteria doesnt get in the egg to rot it. I would candle every 3 days or so just to make sure theres no big black area where there shouldnt be. But ither than that, theres no harm in trying. But you will probably still have to help hatch, just because the egg is so big, and the chick probably wont be able to push correctly to break the egg. But it might. So id say its a watcher to see if it really needs help, and just make sure development continues
     
  5. runt325

    runt325 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need help with an animal
     
  6. chelseajgoss

    chelseajgoss Out Of The Brooder

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    What do you need help with?
     
  7. runt325

    runt325 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well I got a spotlight and I put it on my chickens and I see one eye just one straight on the ground and it won't move and the chickens are not freaking out any ideas ?
     
  8. chelseajgoss

    chelseajgoss Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry i dont think i am fully understanding? Is it an injury one has?
     
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2016
  9. runt325

    runt325 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    any ideas on what it is
     
  10. runt325

    runt325 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no it is just one eye it is on the outside of the coop and I can't see it because it is in the grass but I can see only the eye
     

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