Broken/slightly crushed egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Roree-23, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. Roree-23

    Roree-23 Out Of The Brooder

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    So last night I had what looked like an early pip; it would only be day 17/18. This morning I looked at it more closely and I think it had just been stood on. The egg had been pushed out from under the chicken and was cold, not making any noise and had blood on it. I assumed it must be dead by now and but when I picked it up I found that the chick inside was still moving. I put it back under the mother hen and it has been a few hours and the chick inside seems ok at the moment.

    I was just wondering whether there was any hope that it might survive. I have moved the hen inside so I can keep an eye on her because I am worried that if she sits on it wrong she could just crush the chick.
    The egg has two very small breaks on either side where the membrane is has a tiny amount of blood on it but not actually bleeding. One of the breaks is just on the airsac and there is about a 1cm hole in the shell over the airsac.

    So, any hope at all?
     
  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    Sure there is, but not a huge amount.

    Good luck.

    Let us know what happens.

    (I would not try to move it again)

    And: [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2011
  3. Roree-23

    Roree-23 Out Of The Brooder

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    May 22, 2011
    [​IMG] Just went to check and found a partially fluffy chick! Amazed that it is actually ok; maybe I just cant count and it was meant to hatch today! [​IMG]
     
  4. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    Awesome
     

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