A nervous wreck !!! Had to help chic out of shell

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by DixieDame67, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. DixieDame67

    DixieDame67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2008
    Jonesbourgh Tennessee
    I brought my broody hen in last Thursday as my 11 eggs i let total of 3 broodys sit on in the coop, as i have 2 roos i started getting nervous about leaving them in the coop, they rolled i guess a bad egg out last week in was in the run....6 hatched with no problems, but yesterday one had pipped but nothing ever happen so reluctantly yesterday i opened the shell, fully formed chic yolk all absorbed but it was dead....[​IMG] well this am another chic had pipped but no zipping so about an hour ago i helped it out of the shell , IT'S ALIVE !! so i quickly put it in 10 gal aquarium with heat light , it's right at 100 degrees so it can dry good, i first put it back under the hen but the others were stepping all over it, so i took it out, when it drys good and is alert can i put it back with the hen and others? will she reject it? oh and i still have 4 eggs left, only one is marked though so i guess someone snuck a few extras in, should i just let her keep setting??? no idea when they got in the batch....Sorry for the long post , glad im home from work today....oh and i have another 17 babys in a play pen , about 3 1/2 weeks old, HmMmm.....think i could be addicted?

    Dixie [​IMG][​IMG]:love
  2. Gardeninggranny

    Gardeninggranny Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 29, 2008
    When your baby is dry and moving around good, put him in your hand and sneak him under one of your sitting hens, I think you have more than one? Do it late in the evenning just before dark. Usually the hen will accept an additional baby in the first few days after hatching.

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