Hands on hatching and help - Page 348
Of course I haven't been able to catch them all out with her at the same time for pics lol.
Wow 9! Oh my goodness. Did you give them all eggs?
no but the hens and roosters wanted to kill us , the hens took us over a week to get them from changing who was on the nests every time we turned around and none were laying, and with 2 roosters they were made cause the hens wasn't letting em have any fun
Just saw n haven't gotten caught up on the thread but how's he doing?
My guy still hanging in there..I catch him standing with his head between his legs a lot.. but still active..no change in the small blob of yolk in the last 12 hours or so but still not dry enough that I'm comfortable cutting it off or anything..one chick left in hatcher with him..I have to take my son to the doctor (came home yesterday with entire finger tip infected and swollen..must have had a splinter he didn't know about..he's 6 so hoping they don't drain it..)
But when I get home from the doc, I'm going to attempt some food and water for the little guy..he's running low on time to eat,especially if he didn't get to absorb a whole yolk..going to give him a scrambled egg with a bit of game bird starter mixed in and see what happens...maybe food will help it dry up and fall off..hoping my thinking that if he poos his insides are gonna come out too is not correct :\
These guys tear at my heart sometimes
I had two silkie mix chicks born with huge holes in their stomachs where their unbiblical cords were. I put a scant amount of EMT gel on them with a tiny piece of gauze.it was the size of a pencil eraser. After two days I wet the gauze and removed it and the bellies were closed. I love that EMT paste. It has healed so many chicken injuries.