Day 19 I found a chick on coop floor. What happened?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickendude, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. chickendude

    chickendude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well its day 19 for my broody hens clutch. This afternoon I found a chick on the floor of the coop with 1/2 of the shell still on it and some yoke around it;s vent. It was cool to the touch and slightly responsive to my touch. I put it back in the nest under the hen hoping for it to make it. ( I know it has a slim to none chance ) There was another egg starting to pip through the shell so there is still hope for the rest. Can anybody figure out what happened to this chick?
     
  2. crazy chook

    crazy chook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its possible she was chucking out the egg and the chick went wit it??
     
  3. chickendude

    chickendude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why would she chuck an egg out? Do you mean the shell?
     
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