Stuck at the zipping phase because the membrane dried out?(Picture)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Kawie, Apr 30, 2016.

  1. Kawie

    Kawie Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there !

    My eggs due today are hatching but I fear one might need my help! He piped yesterday around 11;30 am , and it's been 24 hours and I think he's stuck because of the membrane has dried out. I cannot open the incubator yet because an other chick has just hatched minute ago and he's all wet. I can see he's breathing and look fine but I think he's stuck. He keeps on pushing and nothing is breaking anymore.

    I read about putting a wet warm cloth around the egg to help the egg soften?

    This is what the egg stuck look like ; His beak is outside and breathing heavily.
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    Does anyone know what I can do to help him out?

    Thank you!
    Kawie'
     
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    If it was me I would pull it out, moisten the membrane with water on a q-tip and free the chick. You may have spots of membrane that are quite stuck to the feathers, and will need more work with moistening, and you can use bacitracin/vaseline to moisten too to "lube" up the membrane. But I would intervene.
     
  3. Kawie

    Kawie Out Of The Brooder

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    I decided to to pull it out of the incubator and help him out.

    He's completely out of the shell and I put him back in the incubator for him to dry out.

    Thank you for your help!
    I hope he turn out okay!
     
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