day 24 no babies!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by irenew, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. irenew

    irenew Out Of The Brooder

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    My sisters hen is sitting tight on her clutch of 6 eggs it is day 24 and nothing is happening should I do something?
     
  2. Splashsilkies37

    Splashsilkies37 Out Of The Brooder

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    Have you candled the eggs?
     
  3. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    are you sure she is with a rooster and they are fertile
     
  4. irenew

    irenew Out Of The Brooder

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    yes they are supposed to be fertile she bought them off a trader and transported them carefully home.

    I candled them yesterday. Though the room was not adequately dark there appeared to be a large air sack and dark mass, though I couldn't descern movement
     
  5. irenew

    irenew Out Of The Brooder

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    one egg has pipped and ia peeping
     
  6. irenew

    irenew Out Of The Brooder

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    just thought I'd let people know what eventually happened. Day 24 came and 3 babies hatched in the night. Day 25 came and there were three unopened and very cold eggs. I don't know how the hen let them get so cold. The first two when I opened them showed that they were infertile. The third had a live chick. Its beak was trough into the airsac but it was cold and very still, sort of gasping a little bit. I got the egg warmed up a bit and left it in mt sister's care for a few hours. When I got back to it she had let it get cold again. Yeah I would be fussing over it I was surprised to see the poor thing still alive. I carefully removed the shell and the chick gave a sort of kick and freed itself of the last bit of shell. Then as it was so cold I held it in my hands and put her heater on. (she had switched it off when she went out during the day) I could feel its little heart beating stronger as it warmed up. Then I put it in a warmed box and the wee thing dried and struggled to stand. By night on day 25 it went back in with Mum. When it went in it shoved the other chicks out for its place and now my sister reports when she puts her hand in to catch a baby(get them used to people) this hand hatched chick is the only one she seems to be able to pull out.[​IMG]
     
  7. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:AWSOME!! thats so cool!
     

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