chick emergency!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chicken vs duck, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. chicken vs duck

    chicken vs duck In the Brooder

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    One of my broody hens had a chick and got off her nest of eggs but all those eggs have chicks in them and she won't lay on them anymore she hasn't layed on them for two days is it too late to incubate them???!!
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    If the eggs haven't been sat on for two days, then unfortunately, the chicks inside the eggs are probably dead. Most hens sit on eggs until it seems like all that could have hatched have hatched, but maybe your hen lacked that mothering instinct? It is also possible that the hen sensed that the other eggs would not hatch, and so left them to care for her alive chick.
     
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  3. chicken vs duck

    chicken vs duck In the Brooder

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    Well that stinks I was really looking foward to having more than one chick this year
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Crossing the Road

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    Have you tried candling them in the dark for any movement? You could put them under a heating pad or incubator if you get one. Were they all the same age? It probably isn't likely that they are still alive, but you could candle them and see.
     

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