Please Help!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by silkieluvr, Dec 25, 2007.

  1. silkieluvr

    silkieluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a baby that pipped yesterday morning, zipped at around 4 and then just decided to stop. It is compltely zipped through the shell but the membrane is still completely intact and very dry. What should I do!?
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Read the Top Sticky post here about intervention!...I've never had to help a chick so I would hate to give you advice...How's your humidity in the bator?....maybe just zip the membrane some?...I've had chicks that have taken 24 hours from a pip to when they are totally out of the shell but the membrane was opened...
     
  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    First check if it is moving, and you can see the beak, so that you know that it gets air. If not, open it till you can see the beak. If its alive, just chip away at the shell a bit. If you see blood, put it back, I think as the membrane dries out, the blood is drawn into the chick.
     
  4. jab91864

    jab91864 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes I've used a wet q-tip to try to keep a membrane damp making it easier for a chick to get out.

    Good luck

    Julie
     
  5. lannabun

    lannabun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    any news on the chick ?? mine if i dont help fast sometimes well only once i had one die i was at work wasnt much i could do when home .. it was to late .
     
  6. silkieluvr

    silkieluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He didn't make it [​IMG] I guess it was just not meant to be for the little one. The sad thing is that it was perfectly formed with a little vaulted skull and everything Owell, I still have 7 fuzzies and more on the way [​IMG]
     
  7. lannabun

    lannabun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    aww thats to bad but you had 7 so far and more on the way ? what are you hatching ?
     
  8. silkieluvr

    silkieluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some silkies from Dipsy Doodle Doo and also some from Jennylynn
     

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