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Is this ok? Lots of blood...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by thechxwhisperer, Feb 14, 2015.

  1. thechxwhisperer

    thechxwhisperer Songster

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    Had to help this chick a little, now it seems to be getting the hang of it... But is all this blood normal or ok?[​IMG]
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  2. calichicken

    calichicken Crowing

    When you assist you need to make sure that the chick has absorbed the yolk and veins, so I'm worried that your chick has not yet...which is why you are seeing the blood? Not normal for a hatch as far as I know or have experienced so far
     
  3. thechxwhisperer

    thechxwhisperer Songster

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    Will the chick be okay do you think? She is coming out slowly and chirping...
     
  4. calichicken

    calichicken Crowing

    If she is working onn getting out and you hear cheeping I would think everything is ok. I wouldn't assist any more if possible and let this baby make it out. Has the bleeding stopped or does it seem to be pooling inside?
     
  5. calichicken

    calichicken Crowing

    @Lacrystol may be a good resource for you to answer your questions? Also assisted hatching 101 on the information section of BYC
     
  6. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper 9 Years

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    That blood is not normal, it's not ready what made you have to help??
     
  7. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper 9 Years

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    You peaked off the first and second membrane, would have been ok if just the first membrane but now you have to worry about that blood drying up on her..
     
  8. I did this to ducklings! They didn't have the yolk fully absorbed and I freaked out. I removed the top but if the yolk is still out leave it attached and keep It moisturized with warm water. Soon the yolk will be sucked in, in a few days then the chick will be lively and as its supposed to. This happened with three different ducklings and all of them survived
     
  9. Keep the bottom part of the shell attached
     
  10. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper 9 Years

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    I still don't understand why they even needed to be help looks like they are doing it just fine
     

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