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Is the poor little thing going to make it?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by americana-chick, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. americana-chick

    americana-chick Songster

    Jun 18, 2008
    I have been having a few chicks hatching today (day 19) and all of the sudden when i chick came out and started chirping the rest decided to pip. 2 where out and healthy, 1 i had to help out because he was to big for his egg and he is healthy but 1 started to zip and then quit so i thought maybe he needed some help too, i got my tweezers, ect. back out and off i went to help this chick out. When i first started getting more of the shell off i noticed his head was shaped a little weird but figured i cant stop now so kept working away and once i got him out i noticed his yolk sack wasnt completely absorbed.. and there was blood even though i hadnt poked him or anythign that i am aware of. I put him back in the incubators with the others and he is just laying there. (breathing at least) but he isnt really moving.. Was he just not developed enough and he decided early that it was time to start to pip and zip? I would not have done this if he hadnt of started zipping and then quit. I really hope he makes it. Has anyone else had an "early bird"?

  2. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Songster

    May 2, 2009
    Albuquerque, NM
    The yolk means he wasnt ready to hatch all the way. Hez probably weak and needs rest.
  3. americana-chick

    americana-chick Songster

    Jun 18, 2008
    Quote:I would never have stepped in if he hadnt started to zip and then quit like he was giving up.
    he looks like the chick here:
    I read all about that chick and he seems to have the same symptoms as mine. Hopefully he will pull through like so many other chickies have. [​IMG]
  4. quailbrain

    quailbrain Songster

    Mar 26, 2009
    He probably wasn't ready. Sometimes they just need a rest. It doesn't sound good for him if there was blood still in the egg. Just keep him warm and humid. good luck!
  5. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    I've had chicks that do that ad can take up to 24 hours to come out. They get tired real fast and rest for long periods of time.

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