I had a miracle happen today. Four days ago I had an egg pip and usually they hatch 12-24 hours after that. Well this one did NOT! In fact close to 30 hours later I decided I needed to step in and help it a bit. I chipped away at the shell and got over 1/2 of it off. I than covered it with wet paper towel and left it be to see if it could make it's way out. It was able to tear a little bigger hole in the shell over the next two days but that was it. This morning (I had to work from 11am to 11pm yesterday) I went down to check on it and it wasn't moving at all. Nothing. I went to pick it up to throw it away and it peeped at me! STILL ALIVE after all this time. It's a strong chick! It was my only blue and I was so upset because I thought I was going to lose it. I got four healthy chicks already and this was the last one to hatch. I looked at it a bit better and seen his foot sticking out a bit. He was looking at me with those cute eyes just begging for help. It was SO sad! I than decided I was on a mission to help this baby no matter what! I took it out and began working on it. I pulled the membrane away very slowly and inch by inch (45 min later) I was able to free it! Talk about relieved! That poor chick was SO relieved I could see it. Now, it's not doing great but it's alive and I have been giving it water with an eye dropper until it gets some strength back. His neck is weak from being all scrunched up in that egg for so long! Otherwise it looks like a perfect chick! I will let you know how it does. Here are some pics I got of it AND of my other four babies.
Owens Beach Vacation 2015
1 year ago