Broody tried to eat new weak chick

MamaMarcy

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Well, one of our little Hennie Penny eggs PIP'd yesterday. when I went to check on it this morning it was halfway out of the egg and shrink wrapped, half dried, and obviously weak. So of course I did the forbidden and peeled back the dried membrane, allowing it to hatch fully. I set it under mama who promptly tried to eat it.


Of course my incubator is shut off, so I put it in my bra to warm while the bator is heating up. No other eggs have PIP'd that I can tell, but hopefully in the next 3 days some will hatch and mama will not eat them so I can put this one back in with the rest, assumign it survies.

Did I mention I did this all on crutches after having major ankle surgery with hardware isntalled a week ago?

Oh and the chickie in my bra is sooooo cute.
 

sumi

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Do you have any idea how that last sentence sounds?
I'm glad you saved the little one. Hope he/she makes it.
 

MamaMarcy

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s/he's starting to move around a bit more and peep, and opened an eye briefly. I have high hopes :)

I already love her so

Mama is a splash bantam cochin, papa is a white frizzle bantam cochin
 

sumi

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Ahh, she's cute!
Please post more pics when she's fluffed up. She looks gorgeous!
 

MamaMarcy

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Shell fluffified now but still really droopy. I have her on a hand towel in the incubator, assuming jest letting her rest is best. I hope she'll be ok. i hear the occasional peep. She's sure a cutie pie...
 

sumi

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She is cute! Nice colouring. It's getting late here, so I'm going to bed soon, but I'll check in on you again tomorrow morning. Hope she perks up!
 

MamaMarcy

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Here she is! Still weak, but I gave her a couple sips of sugar water and she's starting to hold her head up a little bit. She's back in my bra hanging out with me.



 

sumi

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She's adorable! You're not going to want to put her back with mom after all this! BTW, what's happening there? Any more hatching?
 

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