Need advice asap

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by storminstaffs, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. storminstaffs

    storminstaffs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my chick piped last night (thing that what you call it anyway) and well it's done nothing since, and well its coming out the wrong end so i took a little of the shell off to help out a little and well i decided to candle to find this

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6825890&l=8cfe0e70fb&id=517324679

    does this main it hasn't pipped the air cell, what can i do to help it as i think its a little squished to the small end, i've got it wrapped in a damp paper towel and keep damping the membrane every so often to keep it moist, it did bleed abit when i accidently piereced a part of the membrane away from where the beak it sticking out, will it be okay?
     
  2. little brown hen

    little brown hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sure it will be fine just keep is moist and put it back in the incubator. If it doesn't peck it's way out in a day you might want to help it some, but if you see any blood stop cover it with a moist cloth and put it back in the incubator and repeat after a day Good Luck!!!
     
  3. storminstaffs

    storminstaffs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well the outcome wasn't good, as it hasn't made it, i opened up the egg and it looked really funny shape and the yolk hadn't been absorbed fully, i'm sad as it looked like it would of been a lovely chick when fluffy as it was yellow with black spots of colour

    Don't think im going to try using a incubator any time soon, as out of all 6 eggs only 1 went to 21 days - going to leave it to the broodies
     

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