Galah Chick Hatching out of an Egg
The pictures look a
bit gory and messy but this is the reality of a successful Hatch.
This first sequence took 65 minutes from External Chip to Final Hatch.
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can just see the Chick's wing ^ + >
it's a paler yellow.
- "testing the air"!?
the Head is out
the body has wriggled free - You can see it's Egg Tooth on the tip of its
it's trying to get back into the Shell !
the size of the chick
with the 1/2 shell to see how tightly the chick
looks "gunky" and messy
but it's a first dropping -
healthy hatch > >
also is to do with the egg sac, which is what keeps the chick nourished in
after hatching covered with bits of shell.
more like a "Chick"
- less than 15mins after hatch. Still
covered in bits of shell!
This is a different Chick and looks more bloody than the the
< < first one .
Pictures above and below show yet another healthy Galah Chick during it's
- note the jagged edges on the eggshell made by the "Egg
Tooth" during it's escape from the shell.
Remember once your chick has hatched - if you are hand-rearing do NOT offer it's first Feed for at least
8-12 hours, as it needs to absorb what's left of its egg-sac b4 you feed. You can create problems if you feed too soon!
forget : Increase
humidity to maximum
and reduce Temp
Chick needs extra moisture to help it turn in shell but it also generates heat while trying to get
out of shell).
white mark on the tip of the beak is called the "Egg Tooth." This helps
the chick break out thru the shell.
A handy tip
to help keep your
H-rearing Food warm.
plastic flask cups - 1"
hot water in bigger
one- sit smaller one, containing feed, into bigger one.
** The Egg Tooth is a dorsal process on top of the
which aids hatching and disappears soon after hatching.