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Zipping stopped

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Deca, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. Deca

    Deca Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello - last night at 8pm chick started zipping. This morning at 7, there appears to be no progress. The chick is moving inside and sometimes beak comes out the hole. Also she makes no more sound whereas she was very talkative yesterday evening.

    See picture as well- should I assist? Today is day21.

    thanks
    Dan

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    Last edited: Mar 17, 2017
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Yep, you'll want to give her a hand. Whenever they stop during zipping it's an indication that they're stuck and need help to get out.

    The membrane looks yellow in the picture, which is a sign of shrinkwrapping, so there's a good chance that that's what's happened here.
     
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  3. Deca

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    Ok- I gently removed some shell with a tweezer. The membrane below was nice and white. Used a qtip to wet the yellow/browish parts. Returned the egg on a damp small kitchen cloth (shammy) back to the incubator..humidity is now 75-79%..lets hope for the best
     
  4. Deca

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    So six hours after I helped her out a bit, still no progress- she is still moving in there though..shall I remove more shell? Fully 'unzip'?
     
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  5. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Yep, go ahead. Once they start zipping they are ready to come out all the way. Just stop if you see blood, but you shouldn't.
     
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  6. Deca

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    This is the weakest chick ever..made a full circular zip through the shell- but she still doesnt manage to further tear the membrame...shall I also help tear/cut the membrane?
     
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  7. DwayneNLiz

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    yes, remove the 'lid' the part the the chick zipped
     
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  8. Deca

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    thanks guys, she lived but is weak and has a warped foot which we taped in now. Just made the move to the brooder!
     
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  9. DwayneNLiz

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    congrats! do you have any electrolytes you can add to its water? it will help
     
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  10. Deca

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    I gave it some sugarwater - I do have Lyteshow (https://www.lyteshow.com/) which I use when I'm hungover...lol...Think I can add that?
     
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