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I need help!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Kat242, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. Kat242

    Kat242 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 28, 2013
    I need help, i don't know what to do, my quail started hatching last night and everything has been going good, i have 12 happy healthy chicks. but one just piped and is bleeding pretty good, or so it seems to me, this is my first hatching experience. is this a normal thing that can happen and everything be fine or am i going to loose this chick?
  2. Avlana

    Avlana Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2013
    Occasionally they pip into a vessel and they'll bleed. In my experience, most end up hatching out just fine. I'd leave it be. If you attempt to help too soon, it may suffer more blood loss. Those vessels (and yolk sac) need to finish receding into the abdomen. But remember, not all eggs may successfully hatch. It's the nature of it unfortunately. I'd wait and see how it fairs. Good luck!
  3. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 12, 2013
    Eastern WA
    if it is bleeding REALLY don't help it needs to be in the egg longer.
  4. Kat242

    Kat242 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 28, 2013
    Thank you, I have left it alone. Not sure if it made it or not I don't see any more movement from it but then it could be resting. I guess time will tell. Sorry for the kinda dumb question I just panicked when I checked on the eggs and babies and seen blood bubbling out of that one.

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