Chicken sitting on eggs one is open

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Liz C, Aug 3, 2016.

  1. Liz C

    Liz C Out Of The Brooder

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    Lifted the hen and looked at the egg, shell is crumbled I can see wings and feathers under the membrane but no movement shell is crumbling away, can't read fast enough!!, I slid the chick/egg back under hen in same position I took it out...hatch assist or let God and mother nature do thier thing
     
  2. widelacing

    widelacing Out Of The Brooder

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    Assist for sure if you think it is alive! I do this by opening it the same way they do naturally, working around the shell slowly. Then let the chick push on its own.
     
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  3. Liz C

    Liz C Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks, that one didn't make it, she has 2 other eggs so I am going to get a magnifying glass amd see where or if they are trying to peep out. Today I have time to read this again for a refresher
     

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