quail chick with cord still attached to shell

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LindsayB, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. LindsayB

    LindsayB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello all, I really need some advice...I had a coturnix quail egg pip yesterday morning on the wrong end..I left it overnight to see if it would make any progress and this morning it was the same. It pipped really close to the point so I decided to help it out BC it had been so long. I pulled the shell back and it was alive but never once peeped. The membrane was not bloody at all either so I went ahead and continued chipping away the shell. After the chick came out I noticed it had the regular poppy brown/yellow stuff inside the shell, but there's a long vein still attached to the shell too. I put it back in the incubator with the shell attached and it seems really weak plus its toes are curled in. Should I cut the cord and cornstarch the area or just let it be? The yolk has been completely absorbed, its just the red vein I'm worried about.
     
  2. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    I always keep a water squirt bottle by my incubator for just
    such events but always put in fresh warm water when you
    use in the incubator as sudden temp changes are not good
    and the water is just to keep every thing moist ..........
     
  3. LindsayB

    LindsayB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The temp is right at 99.2 right now, humidity at a constant 70%. Two other quail just hatched and look great. Stumbling around over everything. The weak chick broke free of the egg shell but its toes still look deformed and its not trying to stand up like the freshly hatched ones. Its very small too...I hope it pulls through.
     

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