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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AmyLynn2374, May 8, 2015.

  1. peecock

    peecock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A predator I found the head to one the wings to one i have lost 5 on separate nights and found pices to 5
     
  2. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For the Birds!! Premium Member

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    Coyotes in your area? They are more likely to take most of the bird away. Possums, skunks, raccoons just eat some and leave the rest behind.
     
  3. NTBugtraq

    NTBugtraq ex-Surgeon General

    #1, I don't care if Amy doesn't want me posting here, I need help, and a lot of smart people have this thread subscribed.

    I have a chick on Day 24. I had to take the cap of the egg, wait till the inner membrane reduced blood, then took that off. I have fed the chick water via a syringe, and it has seemed to be happy to drink it. But it has not come out of the rest of the shell. Its alive, and somewhat dry, breathing, and its beak is moving a lot, but its not trying to come out...its basic position has not changed since I first took the cap off. Tomorrow is Day 25...the egg was 6 days old when it went into the bator. What should I do? I want to clear the bator for another setting of 48...a good friend who has hatched a lot of chicks says it will die, eventually (iows, all this time I have given it to hatch is not going to matter). It is not a pet, and its not an expensive egg.

    Cull tomorrow morning?
     
  4. peecock

    peecock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have all those but we have been hearing coyotes close by we are going to have a coyote shoot soon
     
  5. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    So sorry to hear that!
     
  6. peecock

    peecock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It ok I was really looking forward to haveing guineas but I still have 4 hens they killed my only male
     
  7. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For the Birds!! Premium Member

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    My first thoughts would be malpositioned or leg issues, not allowing it to turn inside the egg, and it may not even have the ability to push itself out.
     
  8. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    That's a tough one. At this point I'm guessing it is glued into the shell. If it were me, and admittedly I'm not as experienced as others, I'd slowly break up the shell and rinse/soak the poor thing in warm water and see if the shell pieces will come off. Dry it off with a blow dryer set on low. Then give it some "egg yolk soup" (hard boiled egg mixed in electrolyte water)..

    Good luck.
     
  9. NTBugtraq

    NTBugtraq ex-Surgeon General

    I did try an hour ago to remove a bit more of the shell...shell that had been below the inner membrane, and I saw blood...so I stopped.
     
  10. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    Oh.

    I would still think about trying a bit every hour or so, you have already gone this far. Maybe taking tweezers and chipping the shell away from the membrane, watching for veins.

    Even then, you still might end up culling for deformities. Tough situation to be in, I'm sorry.
     
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