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baby chick hatching i do not have an incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by momsiska2, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. momsiska2

    momsiska2 New Egg

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    My chicken has hatched out one baby, a week ago.
    I was getting ready to throw the other eggs out and I heard a chirp.
    I did the water test the eggs seem developed.
    one of them is starting to peck its way out, but very little progress, the mom is letting the egg get cold.

    I don't know what to do?
    The baby is not making much sound , I don't want to lose it :(
     
  2. Rod-T

    Rod-T Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Heat lamp?
     
  3. kyzerc

    kyzerc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If worst comes help it out,i do it regullary on my quail if it looks like they wont, get out.Even murry macmurry,says don't help, but if it takes a while go ahead and help,if he doesnt get out he,ll die anyway.The heat lamp is a good idea,tractor and supply had lights with globes,you have to be careful about getting to close,heat light hooked on box will peg 100,get a therometer to regulate,if you plan to hatch more tes has,incubators for 44.00 tractor and supply,walmart.I break the shell with my fingernail. good luck
     
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  4. momsiska2

    momsiska2 New Egg

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    Baby is still alive, but seems very dry?
    I am trying to keep it warm and moist..
    Any suggestions?
     
  5. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Hows your little chick doing this morning?

    Before I had incubators, I cobbled together a cardboard box lined in aluminum foil with a heat lamp above for warmth and a dish of water for humidity. It worked, but I did it enough times I just went ahead and bought a 'bator.

    :fl your little one is still okay (and out of the egg by now)!
     
  6. momsiska2

    momsiska2 New Egg

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    Baby is ok!
    Healthy and eating!
    It took a lot of time, work and patience, ,, but soooo worth it:)
     

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