INFO NEEDED! I need to help a chick out

debilorrah

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Ok, this thing has been 1/4 of the way zipped since yesterday afternoon. It is still moving in there, just making no progress. I do believe it is time to take the top off - Do I remove the egg from the bator, take the top off and put it back? Will it dry out?
 

Ms.FuzzyButts

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I may get in trouble saying this, but I would help it! Be very careful to remove shell only, if you see blood, it isn't ready for help. And keep a warm moist paper towel around it to help keep it moist while you are working on it.
 

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Ms.FuzzyButts :

I may get in trouble saying this, but I would help it! Be very careful to remove shell only, if you see blood, it isn't ready for help. And keep a warm moist paper towel around it to help keep it moist while you are working on it.

It was totally dried out, partially shirnk wrapped. I got most of the membrane off and put it back to rest and dry off. I hope it makes it! I am not waiting that long again!!! I didi it with a warm wash cloth wet and warm. Poor thing!!​
 

Ms.FuzzyButts

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Wheew! You got there just in time then.. I hate waiting. I did that ONE time and lost the chick. Since then I wait no more than 24 hrs and not that long if I can see membrane even hinting at drying out! I haven't lost one since.
 

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Hmm, that is strange. Here's
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you're chick makes it and the rest follow suit.
 

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Your little one will probably need intensive care if it's going to make it at all. I don't know how early you should start, but it's going to need help with drinking something that will perk her up. Water with a small amount of molasses in it was helpful for the chick that I had to help out of the shell last spring, but I didn't give it to her right away, I waited 12 hours figuring she was running on yolk still and I don't know if maybe I waited too long. My little one lived for a few days but never got really strong and then she passed. Ask on the raising baby chicks forum. I know a lot of people use electrolytes in chicks water to help them after a tough hatch or shipment. Maybe Pedialyte would be helpful if you don't have electrolyte powder to add to the water.
 

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Not it doesn't however, because of the way it looks, I suspect that one of the first hatchers poked the hole in the egg - it doesn;t look quite fully developed. Wont open its eyes, has few feathers, etc. But when I peeling the shell off it came off in almost one piece and the baby was totally hard as a rock.
 

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Well I guess I did a good thing. It is standing on it's own, peeping and one eye is open. I think the other may come open with more bathing tomorrow. Tiny little thing!!!!
 

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