Originally Posted by WVduckchick
Ok, gotcha. Sorry for my density.
NP, sometimes it's hard to keep up with who's doing what...lol
Originally Posted by RavynFallen
Close up the coop for the day... put a carrier or tub in front of the door so hopefully the others will use it, or just deal with eggs being laid willy nilly everywhere, but close it up so they don't bother her and open it back up when it's bedtime for the others...
I thought about that but was reluctant to do that because of my other momma and her babies going in and out to get out of the wind. I didn't want them locked out, but I didn't want to lock them in either...
Originally Posted by RubyNala97
Amy, any update on the two eggs??
I meant to quote you too. I had one at hatch that had a huge mess of a navel too. I just put bacitracin on it for a few days after hatch and it took about a week to heal. The others picked at it occasionally too. Hopefully it will look better when the chick dries out in a few hours. But post a pic if you can.
I had to chase one of the other hens off the nest to let momma back on and I noticed a pip on the one, couldn't exam it though cause momma got right on as soon as I moved the other and her egg. I closed one of the more nest aggressive ones in the kennel and didn't let her out until she layed so she would leave the broody alone. I've been leaving them alone, so I don't know what is going on.
Originally Posted by meganhundley
I'm sorry guys, I know it's a graphic pic but I couldn't figure out the spoiler thingy cause I'm on the mobile app.
If it were me, I'd remove all other active hatchers to the brooder and leave him in the incubator. I'd also put some (non pain relief) antibiotic on the "navel" and pray for the best. Some one else may have better info though.