HOLY COW! (Update on droopy chickie, with pic)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MamaMarcy, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. MamaMarcy

    MamaMarcy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, I have these 2 eggs I incubated 1 day apart, from our BR & frizzle bantam. The first hatched today, day 22 at almost 12 hrs ago with a bit of yolk left. It's been nearly 12 hours, and she's taken this long to perk up. I had to q-tip her eyes with warm water (I feared she my not even have any). So, now the 2nd egg, at day 21, has PIP'd internally and is peeping. Sweetpea is UPRIGHT now, and dry, eyes wide, and peeing like a little nut at the peeping egg! SO FUNNY.

    I'm thinking since she's had a tough recovery I'll let her stay in the incubator all night...move her to the brooder tomorrow (with 2 little ones waiting). She's still wobbly. She can cheer sister egg on to hatch...

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  2. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    A couple of hatches ago in the same hatch one BO and one BR had crossed beaks and blind. They had to be culled. I had a BR chick form my latest hatch that hatched with some unabsorbed yolk sack too. I had to keep it separated because the other chicks started to peck at the yolk sack and it started bleeding. I got the bleeding to stop pretty quick and it is walking around with it's yolk sack.
     
  3. raymondjames

    raymondjames Chillin' With My Peeps

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    CUUTE!!!! what does the yolk attachment look like (never seen it, only seen leaking intestines)
     
  4. MamaMarcy

    MamaMarcy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks a lot like the intestines, actually.

    Here she is today:
    her eyes are just fine, thankfully.
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  5. shadust1

    shadust1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like from this pic that she/he is staring at the egg saying "come on out and play with me"...lol...

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  6. MamaMarcy

    MamaMarcy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she was really takaing her sweet time to perk up...and it happened when the other egg started peeping. I got up at 1am to check on them, and found Sweetpea literally curled up alongside the PIP'd egg. It was so cute. She waas peeing t the egg and vice vers ain the 1st pic.
     

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