My suedelettes are hatching!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Corey NC, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    If one of them doesn't get a sudden burst of energy by later today and push its way out, just be sure the membrane you're seeing doesn't look like dry white paper. In that case, you may want to moisten it some. Seems like the ones that pip and dont zip out within a decent amt of time right under the fan dry out too much.
  2. Corey NC

    Corey NC Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    She seems stuck in one spot like it can't keep turning and is just making the zip wider rather than continuing around the egg. I'll try and go get a pic.
  3. Corey NC

    Corey NC Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    I can't get a pic clear enough. It was pretty dry so I helped the chick out and chipped away some of the egg shell and moistened the membrane with warm water. I am worried becuse their seems to be green goopy stuff around her head which I am assuming to be poop(?). She is breathing heavily and I am worried, what should I do?
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Just let her lay there in the bator and gain strength. It may take hours, but she will probably be fine. I've never seen the green goopy stuff, but dont worry about that now, just let her rest.
    BTW, that pretty blue Orp I just hatched did that-she lay there and breathed heavily with her eyes closed for a long time, but she's great now.
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I think sometimes we forget how hard of work it must be for them to hatch. I know there are some that pip, zip, and pop out, but for most it's not an easy task. I'd be tired and just want to lay there too if it were me!.....kind of like after I pushed those babies out!! [​IMG]
  6. jenlynn4

    jenlynn4 Songster

    Jan 12, 2007
    You can also try stimulateing it by tapping on the incubator and peeping at it. Works for me! [​IMG]
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Me, too! I have this chick peeping imitation down pat, LOL. Sort of like being a chickie-cheerleader. Just imagine if you were in a very tight shell, all twisted up, pushing for an entire day! We do forget how hard it is; it's a complete miracle the way they come into the world.
  8. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    So what you are saying is you scare them out of the shell [​IMG] Sorry couldn't resist [​IMG]
  9. Corey NC

    Corey NC Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    It's almost out!

  10. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    c'mon little chicky! You can do it!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

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