Kind of urgent. Need advice re messy hatch.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by oregonkat, May 6, 2017.

  1. oregonkat

    oregonkat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have eggs hatching at this moment in my incubator but the first one to hatch was a CCL very early this morning before I was awake and unfortunately he had his intestines on the outside and dragged the mess around with him, poor little thing and had now died. The question is, do I take out the current hatchlings (2 hatched and another 7 pipping and zipping) to clean the mess left by the dead one, or do I just leave it, YUCK, and not interrupt the hatch?
     
  2. Chicken Chat

    Chicken Chat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have some currently pipping and zipping I would be afraid about the humidity crash when you lift the lid. It doesn't sound like it would be a quick grab and close so I would be afraid of shrink wrapping the remaining. I'm so sorry about the first little one.
     
  3. DwayneNLiz

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    im in agreement, so long as it isnt in the way of ones hatching, i would leave it for now
    so sorry about the one lost
     
  4. oregonkat

    oregonkat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That was my thought also. The unfortunate thing about this is that both the new little chicks seem to have feasted on some of the debris[​IMG]. Hopefully this stuff is 'fresh' enough that it wont affect them badly. I would not have thought that they would have needed or wanted anything to eat as they are brand new hatched this morning but I guess you cant take the chicken out of chicken, right[​IMG]. I have a third almost out of it's shell now and the others are in a pipping waiting period. Thankfully all these appear healthy.
     

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