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

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' 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. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    OOh, that's a toughie. I would put it back into the incy and hope for the best. After all, it's due to hatch at any moment. Sometimes though, with the membrane being exposed, it dries up and sort of shrink wraps onto the chick, and that can be a hopeless situation. Maybe you can mist it with some warm water, and keep an eye on it......

    Don't be too hard on yourself, these things happen with incubation. I tried using an incy, ended up selling it because there is alot of heartbreak with incubating at home.

    Good luck, whatever you decide.

    Sharon
     

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