Oh dear, My Chickie's Butt is Quite Stuck

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BawGock, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. BawGock

    BawGock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm on day 21 with a hatch of shipped BLRW eggs that's going great...except for the first chick that hatched.
    His little rear is stuck to the bottom half of the egg [​IMG]
    My humidity has been great (65-70%) and every one else is jumping out their eggs fine.
    He's a big healthy chick but some membrane as dried to the side of his hip and he cannot get himself out.
    I'm hatching in an egg carton so he's just sittin' there.
    I tried helping him through the air vent of the bator (a 1588) to no avail.
    Will he be okay if I let him sit there until the hatch is done?
    About half way through our hatch of 18 eggs.
    Thank you for any suggestions,
    Carolyn
     
  2. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    Boy I don't know what to tell you only what I would do and that is go in there and grab it very fast and put a little water on a Q-pit and try to remove him. Good luck and let us know how you make out.
     
  3. BawGock

    BawGock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you [​IMG]
    I just now attempted to help him through the top vent hole one more time and he popped out...Yay!
    He's running around now just fine.
    The only strange thing is that inside of the egg he hatched from was the inside of the egg was yellow and very wet.
    I need to mention that he was hatched from a shipped egg with a ruptured air cell, my first ever to hatch.
    Now I'm wondering if the membrane on the yolk ruptured, too.
    Any thoughts on this?
    Carolyn
     
  4. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    I'm not that good at this yet but I'll stay right here with you so we both know. Someone that knows will help I'm sure.

    Glad she's doing good. Do you know, is it a him?
     
  5. BawGock

    BawGock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You're right it's a girl...I hope!
    I'm still traumatized by my last hatch:
    36 shipped eggs, 11 hatched and 9 were boys! [​IMG]
    Carolyn
     
  6. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    My. My, My, where is everyone? [​IMG]
     
  7. BawGock

    BawGock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, it's okay...I'm used to being ignored [​IMG]
    Carolyn
     
  8. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    I know what you mean. But at least she's ok and doing good. We may never know the answer to your question. LOL
     
  9. klickittyklatt

    klickittyklatt Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there! I just had 11 out of 15 hatch out. Welsumners the last two I helped from the shell. One had eggshell stuck to her rump.
    I had to rinse with warm water to get it off. BUTT she still has dried egg?? stuck to her BUTT. The sad part here is the other four where trying to hatch, and the bator had turned dry. I thought I had enough water in the bator. I do have to say that this is the first time I have gotten this good of a hatch ever! Sooo I guess after all that, the next time I go into lockdown I will make sure there is plenty of water in the trays. [​IMG]
     

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