Little guys bleeding!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Habriel, Jul 15, 2019.

  1. Habriel

    Habriel Chirping

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    So I have one trying so hard to get out of the egg. It’s busted all the shell, but can’t push through the membrane. I saw a lot of blood and made the emergency decision to pop a hole where the beak was so it can breath. It’s breathing and making pips. My humidity is staying at 74%. Do you think he will make it. No I didn’t bust the shell and I’ve never seen anything like it in my life!!!
     
  2. Shamo Hybrid

    Shamo Hybrid Songster

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    Keep the membrane moist so that it tears away more easily, people in here have mention coconut oil. I've never had a problem with my chicks breaking out of their shell/membrane apart from one that pipped and died inside it's egg, but I don't think you need that high of a humidity..... it might do more damage than good. I hatched all mine at 40% from beginning to end, but that's just been my experience.
     
  3. Chickassan

    Chickassan Wattle Fondler

    How far along is it in days?
     
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  4. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi

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    Do you mean you saw a lot of blood in the pip hole? It may have struck a blood vessel when it tried to pip. Can you post a picture of it?
     
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  5. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    Keep the membrane moist with coconut oil or vaseline or even veg oil if anything. Lockdown humidity, I've read should be about 70 - 75%. You got Pyxis helping out and she's experienced. Best wishes ....
     
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  6. Habriel

    Habriel Chirping

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    It’s been 18hrs since it’s pipped
     
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  7. Habriel

    Habriel Chirping

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    So it got out the shell but still has membrane wrapped around it. The picture is super grafic and I apologize. Never in my life seen this. The shell crumbled around it and it’s in this bloody membrane. I’m upset and disgusted not touching it in hopes it makes it. I’ve been watching and it’s still breathing. I’m giving it till tonight
     

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  8. Habriel

    Habriel Chirping

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    612D4B33-E8E6-46E7-9074-76367CF52BEE.jpeg I took the other ones out very very quickly so they wouldn’t hurt it. The other 5 are happy and healthy.
     
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  9. Habriel

    Habriel Chirping

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    The others pipped out completely 24hrs ago. I think they where playing king of the hill on the other egg which is why the other chick ended up damaged. I would of had a 100% hatch... :(
     
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  10. Habriel

    Habriel Chirping

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    Poor little late bloomer was beaten by its siblings. :( I assume anyways.
     
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2019

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