what do u do if you opened an air sack thinking the chick was dead and its breathing?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kandersn3, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. kandersn3

    kandersn3 Out Of The Brooder

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    I thought the baby was dead. It is day 24. no peeping, no rocking rolling, no movement, nothing. Opened air cell and saw the beek and remove the membrane just at beek, started to open and close beek, still no sound but breathing. what do I do. the blood vessels are still pretty visible so I know its not ready to come out. Do i just continue to wet membane every couple hours and then assit with hatch if it doesnt come out? PLEASE HELP. any advice is appreciated.
     
  2. kandersn3

    kandersn3 Out Of The Brooder

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    someone please help. I dont want the little guy to die. :(
     
  3. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    leave it in the egg, if you see it breathing labored, it is because it is getting used to the outside air. check on it again in 6,12 twelve hrs,
     
  4. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    it needs to absorb its yolk and blood vessels.
     
  5. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Agree with gimmie birdies, you have to let it be since it still has veins and unabsorbed yolk. The little egg will decided whether or not it can live, all you can do it keep your humidity and temp up and hope for the best, good luck.
     
  6. CaudeteSpain

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    Did the chick survive in the end?
     
  7. PsycoPeep

    PsycoPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes! Inquiring minds want to know! LOL !
     

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