"chirp chirp chirp" said the egg!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chew593, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. Chew593

    Chew593 Songster

    Apparently my broody abandoned the nest (3 eggs) to adopt a runt from another hatch. I found her this morning brooding over the tiny chick and her eggs were very cold. Having no idea when she got off the nest I left them alone with the intention of sending my husband out to collect and dispose of them this evening. I beat him home and went out to the hen house and collected the eggs and practically juggled them as I headed toward the garbage... then I heard the chirp! Held them to my ear and there's chirping and scratching in all 3! I noticed one had a small chip in the shell and the membrane was pretty dry [​IMG] I put the runty chick in a brooder box in my laundry room, returned the eggs to the nest and moved my broody back to the nest box to warm up those eggs! Now what? Do I need to worry about the membrane on the broken egg? Do I just leave them alone and hope for the best?
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité

    Jun 28, 2011
    Tipperary, Ireland
    Hope for the best! [​IMG] They're still alive, so that's a good sign. Hope they hatch o.k.
  3. jtbrown

    jtbrown Songster

    Mar 30, 2011
    Southeastern Ohio
    any update?

    I have broodies sitting on eggs, due end of next week, so I am reading up all I can to have "experience" before I really have any!

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