Removing innermost membrane

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 1OkChickenlady, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. 1OkChickenlady

    1OkChickenlady Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, I'm new to this group and I've got a question. How do I safely remove the innermost membrane? My chick is currently breathing and recently started chirping. I've already lost 2 of the 3 fully formed chicks at this point. Please help!
     
  2. 1OkChickenlady

    1OkChickenlady Out Of The Brooder

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    We've hit the 12 hr. mark since I've started helping the lil chick. The innermost membrane is still covering it. Any suggestions?
     
  3. 1OkChickenlady

    1OkChickenlady Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, I decided to take and start removing the membrane. Most of the blood vessels are dried yet there's still yolk left. I, then returned the chick back to the bator. Hopefully, the lil chick will finish the yolk, if not, Idk what I'll do at that point. Wish me luck
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, 10k, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined us! I'm sorry that I can't offer hatching advice as that is not something with which I have much experience. Post in the following link - someone there will assist you:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/5/incubating-hatching-eggs
    Good luck and happy hatching! [​IMG]
     
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  5. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello, and welcome to the forum! I am so glad you decided to join us today, and I hope you will make yourself at home here and enjoy it as much as I have! :frow

    ~Cuz
     
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  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under 1OkChickenlady [​IMG] Welcome!

    This article in the Learning Centre may be of assistance: https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/step-by-step-guide-to-assisted-hatching

    Good luck!

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
     
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Give him a chance to absorb the yolk sac, which will feed him. It should dry up and fall off on it's own. [​IMG]
     
  8. 1OkChickenlady

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    The chick only made it about 40 hrs and passed away :'(
     
  9. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    Aaaw, I am sorry to hear that [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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