Due to my stupidity, my cochin hen broke one of the eggs she has been sitting on. These eggs are due to hatch either Friday or Saturday. A chunk of shell came off but the white membrane inside remained intact. A little bit of dark red blood came out where the shell cracked but did not break. I could see the chick moving around. I took the egg inside and put it in my LG incubator 100F and about 70-75% humidity. I covered the egg with a damp paper towel. This was about 4PM this afternoon.
I just went in to check on the thing (I have other eggs in the incubator also due Fri/Sat) and there was a bunch of noise and scrabbling coming from under the paper towel.
Did I do the right thing putting the egg in the incubator? Do you think it will actually survive? Can it stay in the incubator until Sat if it survives? What about the other eggs?
Edited by nonseq - 5/19/10 at 7:14pm