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Oh my Gosh. More egg problems, need advice on what to do.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ScissorChick, May 23, 2011.

  1. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
    Under Your bed
    Well, all my eggs have hatched. (One batch, anyways)


    All but one little egg, who has been trying to hatch for about 48 hours.

    My incubator is absolutely DISGUSTING (Thanks to my 10 trouble makers who hatched 2 days ago)

    It smells, and needs cleaned. The egg's membrane is a nasty green color, and the chick is making no

    progress, and hasn't for a while. Do I need to do anything? Could he actually die because of the

    bacteria in the 'bator? Oh my. Been a rough week. Don't want this little guy to die.

    Thanks.
     
    Last edited: May 24, 2011
  2. Avalon1984

    Avalon1984 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 22, 2010
    Muskegon
    There are a lot of different opinions out here on whether to help or not. If you have bacteria building up I would help him out. If he is not ready to hatch yet (I am assuming he is since you saw the membrane already) then you are stuck unless you have a second bator. Good luck!
     
  3. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
    Under Your bed
    Oh, hes ready.His foot is hanging out, but the position he is in has him stuck. I think

    humidity is a bit high, plus the nasty bator ... Doesn't mix well. Would you help?
     
  4. silkieroo

    silkieroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I personally would help...
     
  5. ReikiStar

    ReikiStar Chillin' With My Peeps

    The bacteria could kill him. I would help.
     
  6. CrazyChickensEverwhere

    CrazyChickensEverwhere Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'd help.
     
  7. birdbrain5

    birdbrain5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would help too.. i have helped quite a few chicks that were shrink wrapped. just do it slowly and carefully.
     
  8. Avalon1984

    Avalon1984 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 22, 2010
    Muskegon
    in that case yes, get him out of it as fast as possible. follow the same procedure as with the other chick, sugar water and egg yolk [​IMG]
     
  9. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
    Under Your bed
    OK

    Egg is opened, and there is yellow/green goo CAKED onto the chick's bottom half. ALL OVER him.

    Is it possible the egg yolk busted? Is this some form of bacteria? Yellow, egg yolk colored Poop?

    I did not take him all the way out of the egg, because I was afraid it was busted yolk. [​IMG] He's

    Screaming, and kicking, so, I do not think he is weak in any way. The egg smelled horifically bad as

    I opened it. If it IS busted, he somehow managed to do so.
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2011
  10. Avalon1984

    Avalon1984 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 22, 2010
    Muskegon
    Quote:Maybe use some of the clean wipes they have for babies and clean his little butt? I’d be afraid to leave that on him.
     

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