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post #11 of 19
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When I checked on this this mornig they are moving but I don't hear them chirping anymore. Is this normal? I didn't pick up the eggs I just shined the flashlight on the end of the eggs. Also I don't see and peck holes in the eggs or any cracking.
post #12 of 19
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When I checked on this this mornig they are moving but I don't hear them chirping anymore. Is this normal? I didn't pick up the eggs I just shined the flashlight on the end of the eggs. Also I don't see and peck holes in the eggs or any cracking.
Just give them time and make sure they have a lot of humidity and the right temperature. If they stop moving then start to worry.
post #13 of 19
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The tempature is steady 100. What can I do for humidity? Can a fine mist being sprayed every once in a while be ok? I have a container of water in with them.
post #14 of 19
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The tempature is steady 100. What can I do for humidity? Can a fine mist being sprayed every once in a while be ok? I have a container of water in with them.
Maybe put a towel soaked in hot water near them and change it every so often. Do you have a humidifier? I think that would work best. The smaller the room or container the better in terms of humidity. Keep spraying them. Any signs of hatching? How big did the air cell look when you candled? If it's too large that could be due to low humidity and that means they could get shrink wrapped inside their shells.
post #15 of 19
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The humidity is at 40. Temp is at steady 100. Still lots of movement. The air sacks in most doesn't appear to have changed since I 1st brought them in. There is one that seems to be larger. Anything I can do. He was the egg that was chirping and then stopped. Still no sign of hatching 😞
post #16 of 19
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I added the towel and still have a bowl of water. Looking for a humidifier
post #17 of 19
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I now have another chicken who has been sitting for 2 days and not moving off her nest. I've taken the eggs away from her but she's still there. Is it possible to put the eggs I have trying to rescue under her or no best not to risk it? She also took over the 2 baby chicks the other mother had. She up and left them too. The babies doesn't She has not turned out to be a good mother. This is my 1st time with all of this and so far I think every curve ball has been sent my way lol.
post #18 of 19
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I now have another chicken who has been sitting for 2 days and not moving off her nest. I've taken the eggs away from her but she's still there. Is it possible to put the eggs I have trying to rescue under her or no best not to risk it? She also took over the 2 baby chicks the other mother had. She up and left them too. The babies doesn't She has not turned out to be a good mother. This is my 1st time with all of this and so far I think every curve ball has been sent my way lol.
If there's another hen that's broody and sitting on eggs definitely put them under her. That's their best chance.
post #19 of 19
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She has been sitting on the eggs fingers crossed can't wait to see how this turns out. Thank you so much I will keep you posted
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