Same zipped position please help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pullet2hen, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. pullet2hen

    pullet2hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 3rd born is stuck in the same 75% zipped all the way around position for about 4 hours now... Should I help or just go to bed?
     
  2. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    Is it a chicken? Go to bed...they take forever!!!! I always believe if they don't hatch, then they shouldn't have, but if it's only been 4 hours, I'm sure it'll be fine. Good luck!!
     
  3. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    USA
    I would help, but that's just me...I have had this happen on MANY occasions. Sometimes they just get stuck in there or dried out. I only help a little though...if you see bright red blood, stop! Leave it alone for awhile and check back in a few hours.
     
  4. pullet2hen

    pullet2hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! Sorry if I waste anyone's time....as I was typing "she" broke free!!!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. If he has gotten this far, go to bed. He has plenty of air, be sure your humidity is good so he does not get bound in the inner membrane, the membrane can get dry and the chick can stick to it.

    If you suspect that the chick is stuck on the membrane help him by ONLY taking off the rest of the top of the egg. DO NOT pull him from the egg. He may still be absorbing the yolk sack in the egg and the umbilical cord may be attached. If yo pull him like this you will pull the cord from the chick and this may kill it.

    Personally, I would go to bed.
     
  6. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

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    Quote:Yeah!!!!! Congrats!!!!!!
     
  7. pullet2hen

    pullet2hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah!!!!! Congrats!!!!!!

    Thank you! She is so beautiful! 3 down 15 to go!
     
  8. Kung Foo Chicken

    Kung Foo Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you watch them they go slower! I swear my first time hatching I watched them in this state all night and went upstairs to get a glass of water and they were out when I went back to the basement.
     

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