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    Umbilical cord?

    Not sure if this is the right forum, but 5 of my 6 eggs hatched under my broodie and one of my americaunas was really lethargic and couldn't hold his head up. Got him to drink and he seems to be doing well after 1 whole day of life outside the shell. This little guy has was looks like an...
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    I have a pip!

    The final tally... 5 of 6 hatched and it appears the little guy/gal I was worried about rallied and seems to be doing fine. My 5 fuzzies: The one I was worried about:
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    I have a pip!

    So now 4 of the 6 have hatched including teh one that didn't make it. The second one hatched is very lethargic and can't hold his head up. It is still in the "fetal" position as it was in the egg. He only moves when the others step on him. I got him to drink a bit of sugar water but...
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    I have a pip!

    Woke up this morning and the one that pipped, was half out of his shell, but didn't make it. Since then I have an americauna fuzzy and two other eggs that have pipped. (saw them when my broodies got up for breakfast and their morning constitution. Both of my broodies seem to be treating him...
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    I have a pip!

    I have water and food at the bottom of a ramp for the chicks... Will mamma lead them there after hatching or will I have to show them where it is?
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    I have a pip!

    I have 6 eggs under a broodie and the first pip has occurred. What should I do? Go to bed and see what happens or periodically check on the eggs/chicks? Sorry for being a nervous dad...
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    Okay... Now what?

    Day 15 and all is well... What should I be doing to get ready for the hatch? My nest box is about 2 feet off the floor, will the fuzzies stay in the box or will they "drop" and live on the floor? I would like to keep them in with the general population.
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    Okay... Now what?

    Been moving her every evening to get the eggs that the other girls laid on top of her (She is sitting in the most popular of my 6 nest boxes), and she seems to be doing just fine. Candled the eggs and all 6 are viable! But alas, last night I went out and another hen is sitting there in the...
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    Okay... Now what?

    So... my broodie is sitting on 6 fertilized eggs (2 Americauna, 1 Barred Rock, 1 Buff Orp, 1 Black Australorp and a surprise. Yesterday was day 5 so I candled. It looks like all are viable... Just worried she's not eating and drinking enough. Since I am leaving her in the general population...
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    Virginia

    ki4got - Would you be able to send a few more pics (plans would be awesome) of your "stack-a-brooder... multi purpose chick brooder, broody-momma home, hospital, or quarantine..." Thanks!
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