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Severely detached air cell with live chick

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by FluffyHen1, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. FluffyHen1

    FluffyHen1 New Egg

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    I set shipped Silkie eggs, all with detached air cells, and set them upright in a carton. Most are not viable on day 11, but one egg with a severely detached air cell has a live chick. The air cell is so displaced that it is on the side of the upright egg, not at all at either end. If this chick survives, I will no doubt have to perform some sort of epic intervention to help the chick out. I haven't any idea what or how to do such a major assist. I'd like to have a plan, ahead of time, if this chick continues to thrive.
    Can anyone instruct me as to what I should do for assisted hatching on day 21-22? Thank you VERY much!
     
  2. n8ivetxn

    n8ivetxn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you go back to "incubating and hatching" tab, look to the right side of the page and there will be a link to a cheat sheet on assisted hatches...hope that helps! Good Luck!

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