Dropped an egg! was Due the 27th...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BloominOrchid, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. BloominOrchid

    BloominOrchid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I was checking to see if I had any movement in eggs that didnt hatch...and of course dropped one of the ones that did!
    The shell broke all over but the membranes inside are still attached, and chick is still moving.
    Leave it alone or get it out?
     
  2. Ouch Erin! Incubator or hen? There's not much to do at this point but help when it looks like it needs held.
    *I* would wrap it in a hot damp towel and put it back in the incubator --- and keep checking every half hour or so.
    Is it the last one left from a draggy hatch?
    That's all the advice I have --- Good Luck!
    Lisa
     
  3. BloominOrchid

    BloominOrchid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bator...not the last one 5 others too, one pipped of those 5
     
  4. H! Tough call. Lose one to save five or...
    Do you have the brooder heated up for the chicks already? You might could quickly move the 'broke-egg-chick' to the heated brooder (drop the light to increase temp a little) and work with the chick from there. I've finished hatching many chicks under a light in a 'brooder-situation'. At this point, the less you open the incubator the better.
    Either way, good luck! Tend the chick and post when you can.
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    Lisa
     
  5. BloominOrchid

    BloominOrchid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its gone [​IMG]
     
  6. SilkiePuff

    SilkiePuff Out Of The Brooder

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    awe sorry to here that.. it died.. [​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. nicoletm24

    nicoletm24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry to hear that [​IMG]
     
  8. Surehatch

    Surehatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry to hear - at least the others were fine
     
  9. LaurenM23

    LaurenM23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry for your loss! How upsetting! [​IMG]
     

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