Need help egg cracked chick is breathing but been 8 hours

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cadesus78, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. cadesus78

    cadesus78 New Egg

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    Please advise
     
  2. CochinLover1

    CochinLover1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's probably not going to make it. I'm really sorry, give it a day but it should have hatched by now..[​IMG]
     
  3. leliadax

    leliadax Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well as CochinLover1 said it may not make it. I hatched a batch in november that the cat dumped over the incubator on day 17 and had a cracked up bloody mess but salvaged around 20 something out of which 15 actually hatched and is alive and well...but I did have to open an egg on my last batch and the babys beak was barely through the membrane so I opened the sac a bit more till his beak was totally free then wrapped the egg in a very wet warm washcloth and put it back in the incubator, I figured it would die before hatching but several hours later I checked and the egg was empty and the chick was out so I waited till the next morning to check it again andit was alive and little belly closed so I put it with my other chicks and now cant tell which it was....sometimes ya never know but most time they do not survive, maybe its worth a try...what kind is it?
     
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  4. CochinLover1

    CochinLover1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had a couple of saves too. Its a 1 in 10 chance, so do not count on success, but if it makes you feel better very carefully try. Sometimes you can get lucky.
     
  5. cadesus78

    cadesus78 New Egg

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    Thanks so far it is still alive.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Please don't allow any other hatched chicks to run all over it. Give him a chance to get his strength. Put them in a brooder
     
  7. leliadax

    leliadax Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How is the chick?
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. cadesus78

    cadesus78 New Egg

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    Isn't walking flopping around but alive
     
  10. leliadax

    leliadax Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It may take a bit for it to rest up, its rough on the little guys when they have problems. Just give him a while cause he will be weak and hopefully he will be ok in a few days. Worse case is his little belly hasnt closed up completly, if thats the case he may have some real trouble. Keep us posted on his progress.
     

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