Chick Under Broody Hen Missing Most of Shell (but still in membrane) - Urgent

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cmonkey4, May 21, 2016.

  1. cmonkey4

    cmonkey4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2013
    Pacific, MO
    Hey y'all,

    So, one of my hens went broody and she has eggs of all different ages underneath her. She has already hatched about 10 chicks, but one of the eggs is missing most of the shell but most of the membrane is still intact, and it looks like the shell might've been broken by the hen. The chick inside seems to be developed, its beak is sticking out and it is chirping. The bad thing is she won't keep the egg underneath her. I don't want the chick to die, anyone have any advice on what to do? I don't want the chick to die

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