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Egg crushed by hen, due to hatch sunday

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by minihorse927, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    Well I had a hen sitting on a dozen eggs and now I have a silkie chick alive in the incubator, due to hatch sunday with a completely crushed shell and a partially broken membrane. What do you think the chances on this one are. It survived the night so far. Wrapped what was left of the egg shell in a wet paper towel to keep things moist. The yolk is still in tact and no bleeding. I am not sure how in the world she did this but I am thinking I had another hen go broody so maybe they were fighting over the nest.
     
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