Can a chick get shrink wraped under a broody?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by macdoogle2, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. macdoogle2

    macdoogle2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2011
    San Diego
    This is an EE egg and the membrane seems to be very thick. Most of the shell is gone and I noticed a very little amount of blood under a piece of shell that was still attached. Another of these EE eggs has already hatched. Also I don't want to disturb the mama too much, but is checking on the hatch twice a day too much?
  2. BHep

    BHep Overrun With Chickens

    Nov 20, 2010
    Faison, NC
    In my experience yes, the can shrink wrap. I peak under my broodies too. [​IMG]

    If there is blood the chick is still not quite ready. I would keep an eye on it. If it does not progress in an hour or two, I would pull some of the membrane back to make sure the chick can breathe, it may just pop right out at that point.
    Good luck.

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