I did the ultimate no no

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lilshadow, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. lilshadow

    lilshadow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2008
    Milaca, MN
    I have a chick that pipped last night, and still no zip or anything except for an occasional peep. I got impatient and thought I would help it. Well, I made it bleed. I feel very guilty for it. I put it back in the incubator, but I don't think it is going to make it now. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] I know I am a horrible person and I knew better that is what is getting me is that I knew better than to do that.
  2. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Sometimes they will still make it. Just give it time and watch.
  3. lilshadow

    lilshadow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2008
    Milaca, MN
    I hope so. I feel like such a jerk for what I did.
  4. william9792

    william9792 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2008
    graham, nc
    don't feel bad , we learn from making thing go wrong sometimes, just learn from it.
  5. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    I'm not sure if I'm absolutely right on this but when I've helped before there seems to be a blood supply to the membrane around the chick. If I see the slightest bit of blood there then I stop. I think the chick has to absorb more before it hatches. So there is a good chance all you did was make the membrane bleed and the chick still might hatch.

    It's hard to watch them and wait for them and it's also hard when they don't hatch after all that effort. The ones I like the least are the ones that pip then zip and then die.

    It's normal to pip and then rest for HOURS and HOURS and HOURS. LOL! Just be patient (coming from the least patient guy in the world).
  6. lilshadow

    lilshadow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2008
    Milaca, MN
    I know, I can't stand the waiting part. I am a very impatient person, I have no patience when it comes to this. I get so excited.
  7. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Hope it turns out ok,. be patient!

    *I want patience, and I want it NOW*
  8. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    its so hard to tell when to step in! because i waited, and did not help..and the chick died!...best wishes! [​IMG]
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I think I learned the HELP part from our wonderful member who helped out her double yolker twins... she would take the tiniest part of shell, if there was even the slightest bit of blood, she would stop, wet it down and put it back in the bator with a wet paper towel.... then she would wait and evaluate the chick(s) to see if they were ready to go further.

    Hang in there. When I was a kid, I would sometimes help the late hatchers underneath broodies. I'll be honest most didn't make it, but some did and those that didn't make it probably wouldn't have anyway and it was a part of natures way... some of them weren't developed correctly and wouldn't have been able to live.

    God speed.
  10. kbbeale

    kbbeale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 26, 2007
    Adkins, Tx
    [​IMG] I know how you feel. I once cracked open what I thought was a clear egg - only to find a little wiggling baby embryo chick in there - which of course subsequently died. OMG I totally felt like crap. [​IMG] Hang in there, I'm sure your little fella will be ok.

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