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

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    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

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    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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