Update: The baby is gone

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Corey NC, Dec 8, 2007.

  1. Corey NC

    Corey NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    [​IMG] The baby has pipped at the opposite end of the egg that I pipped last night. At least it is still alive, right?
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2007
  2. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I would keep a eye on it two weeks ago I had 3 welsummer eggs pip at wrong end and those 3 died. I didn't help them and they died through the night. I knew I should have before I went to bed but didn't. I guess they ran out of air I know now to make sure they have enough of a pipped hole to breathe out of.
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2007
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Good grief! What drama you're having, Corey. Man, oh, man.
     
  4. Corey NC

    Corey NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    well the pip hadn't changed at all since early this morning so I started to help. The bitty's head was no longer at the pip spot, I have pulled off a good bit of shell and now the baby can breath easily. I hit blood so I am leaving it alone for a while. I have to got to work now but I am going to run home probably around 11:30 to check on it. I will see if I can get a pic up before I leave.
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    What a tough little critter it is! Hope it's out by the time you come home to check.
     
  6. Corey NC

    Corey NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    Alright here is the pic, can you see the foot? That is where the pip was. So the pip was more towards the middle of the egg.

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  7. Corey NC

    Corey NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    There is no more blood so I started chipping away some more at the egg, the yoke is still unabsorbed. Is there any chance the baby will still absorb it? The yoke is jelly like and it is just sitting there. can a chick live with only a partially absorbed yoke?
     
  8. Pinenot

    Pinenot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would let it stay in the shell as long as it will. That yolk is so delicate...i hate to see it scrap it self on the wire flooring.
     
  9. Queen of the Lilliputians

    Queen of the Lilliputians Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2007
    Maine
    I helped an egg hatch a month ago.. but I'm no expert by any means.. here's my .02 though..

    My Lucky was having a really hard time. Pipped, but that was it. So I made a bigger air hole. the membrane wrapping her was SUPER tough. I peeled, like you, until I hit blood. Then I stopped. Eventually I had her out. Still more blood than I was comfortable with, some egg yolk still attached. I waited a few minutes for the blood to stop a bit (like a baby with an umbilical cord) then snipped off most of the yolk and the vein. It was touch and go for that day, and the next, and I really didn't think he would make it. He peeped a LITTLE, but not much, couldn't stand. It was sad.

    This is him now (ignore the date stamp):
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    Well.. that was him a week or so ago! They grow so fast! He's healthy and active. And the sweetest little guy!

    So yes.. I think they can. Keep it clean, and snip off anything not super close to their belly with sterilized scissors.

    Meghan
     
  10. Corey NC

    Corey NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    Ok, I kept on removing the egg shell, the yoke was completly unattatched to the chick. I removed the chick from the she and got off as much membrane as I could. It is still alive and peeping a lot but the toes are curled and it can't get out. I don't believe that it is do to temps but because it sat ithe shell for so long. How can I uncurl the toes?
     

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