In the Brooder
- Aug 21, 2020
I have a silkie whose been sitting on 6 eggs for 22 days now.. They hadn't cheeped or pipped as far as I could see (I have her in my attached garage and check on her multiple times a day) I thought they had died for some reason since we're on day 22 with nothing happening, so I went to candle them tonight... I thought one was bad because it had a weird air cell and it looked like a blood ring, so I removed it... I've read about "eggtopsies" on here and since it's my first time hatching, I wanted to know what went wrong... So I chipped away at the shell, and broke through the membrane a little, and I saw blood and the chick is moving!! She cheeped a few times too, and she's still moving. I'm holding the egg in my hand and I don't know what to do. She's very much alive, but the shell is very cracked and I'm afraid if I put her back under my hen, that she'll break the egg... Is there anything I can do to save this baby?? I feel awful, I don't have an incubator! It's day 22, but I saw a little blood so I don't think she's ready to come out quite yet and she isn't trying to break the shell.