preforming "egg" surgery...UPDATE: it was suffocated by blood vessel.

gameboygal12

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My egg is WAY pat due it's hatch date, no peeping or moving or anything. But when I candle it, it's still alive. I just now managed to pull a little bit of shell off the membrane about the size of a pip. When should I remove the membrane? it's showing no signs of hatching so I think somethings wrong with it. help!
 
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gameboygal12

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I set them thursday the 28th. today will be day 24. The other eggs I had died because the incubator got too hot. Now I ust have this one egg.
 

tnchickenut

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Pop me a email at [email protected] and I can forward some great info to you I got from a call breeder on how to do it. It can be done.

Short unscientific version of what it says is this.... take and make a hole in the top of the air sack, wet a q-tip to moisten the cam, if the blood vessels are thick and visiable... the chick isn't ready... if they aren't then the chick is ready. You have to find the beak and put the head up into the air sack.... ect ect

It's about 10 pages so I'm only hitting the highlights. Keep that in mind.
 

gameboygal12

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I already made a big zip i it, It's still not moving. the membrane has no blood vessels that I can see in it. I think I'm going to open a tiny hole in it just to see what's up with the chick.
 

sunny & the 5 egg layers

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Good luck!
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my fingers are crossed.
 

tnchickenut

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I already made a big zip i it, It's still not moving. the membrane has no blood vessels that I can see in it. I think I'm going to open a tiny hole in it just to see what's up with the chick.

If it has made a big zip... it will be ok. They take breaks. You can take tweezers and continue the zip a bit... but that can be dangerous too. Just be careful if you do it. Shouldn't be a problem, though, UNLESS the chick has leg problems and can't push out... in which case you probrably will be putting him down anyways.

Things to think about.
 

gameboygal12

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HELP HELP! I opened up the egg and it's shrinkwrapped! and it's all bloody! it's still moving but I don't know what to do! here's a picture!

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X2Farm

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wrap a warm wet paper towel or washcloth around the egg and let it sit in the incubator. It is NOT ready to hatch, which is why its bleeding like it is. Just be sure to leave a open spot where the chick has piped through the membrane so it has air to breath.
 

Tanichca

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This happened to me with my silkie Limpy, just very carefully use a damp paper towel to keep the bird moist, and to mop up the blood. Put the paper towel right next to the baby, sponge the chick every few hours, and it should get out on it's own.Hope all goes well.
 

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