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HELP! Mother hen stepped on hatching chick!

post #1 of 5
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One of my hens went broody a while ago and finally had success! It's day 22 and I checked this morning and she had two pips. When I came back later, she had an egg that had been crushed. The chick is still peeping inside. What do I do?
post #2 of 5

oh no! I would help it  peeling the membrane off.:(

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Originally Posted by gemma24 View Post
 

oh no! I would help it  peeling the membrane off.:(


spray with warm water & peel slowly otherwise the dry membrane will stick to the chick.  Good luck

post #4 of 5
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Your responses were too late sad.png I left the chick, hoping it would hatch on its own and when I came back, it had in fact hatched on its own but was dead. A tiny bit of yolk had not been obsorbed. So sad!
post #5 of 5

So sorry, if all the yolk hadn't been absorbed, even if you helped with the hatch it may have not made it.  Animal husbantry can be "cruel", again sorry for your loss.

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