Hen stepped on hatching egg

Hahaheather

In the Brooder
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May 19, 2014
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Hi, my broody hen stepped on her egg while it was hatching. It has half if it's outer shell off and the membrane does not seem to be damaged. Before it was stepped on the chick had its beak slightly out and seemed to be fine.
It is not moving or peeping, I'm not sure if its still alive, please help!
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Heather
 

gus2pp

Songster
5 Years
Aug 20, 2014
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You should be able to detect breathing if it is still alive. Can you see any signs of breathing?
 

gus2pp

Songster
5 Years
Aug 20, 2014
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Taking a better look at the picture, I would probably wrap it in a warm wet wash cloth, and slowly pry the membrane away using some tweezers -- being so careful to not poke or hurt the baby. Also be careful to watch for blood vessels when removing the membrane. My guess is it didn't make it, if you can't see movement of any kind. But I'd want to be careful just in case.
 

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