cracked egg under broody

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Lifetime chicken lover, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. Lifetime chicken lover

    Lifetime chicken lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi!
    I have my first broody mama sitting on her eggs due to hatch the 28th. Mysteriously, 2 eggs disappeared last night (she had 16 and now there are 14). No egg shells or any evidence that they even existed. But that isn't my question, just kind of weird.
    One of the remaining 14 eggs has a cracked shell but the membrane is intact, when I picked it up something moved...so it's still alive. Will the mama kick it out? Should I remove it before it breaks open? Is it definitely not viable anymore? Any comments and thoughts on this are welcome. Thanks in advance! I love you all and the wonderful advice I get from BYC!!!
     
  2. Lifetime chicken lover

    Lifetime chicken lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Update:
    Mama kicked the cracked egg out of the nest...poor little thing, fully developed little chick, dead.
     
  3. MuckyPuppy

    MuckyPuppy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so sorry. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2011
  4. SaraFL

    SaraFL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww, so close. Sorry about that.
     
  5. mistakingdeer

    mistakingdeer Out Of The Brooder

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    sorry about the cracked egg. I've had a broody roll eggs out of the nest. I think she can tell there bad and wont hatch. did you find out what happened to the other two disappearing eggs?
     
  6. djennings

    djennings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just had a cracked egg under my silkie, took it out and put painters tape on it, candled it, still moving around in there and put it in incubator, hopefully will hatch. [​IMG]
     

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