Egg got crushed by my broody hen!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by neener92, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. neener92

    neener92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I checked the eggs this morning to candle them like always only this time I found an eggs thats shell was broken! There is a large baby inside (still breathing) but I'm not sure how well it will do without the shell. I still can't see it or anything just the shell is broken. Is there anything I can do the help it, or will it just die. :[
     
  2. GlitterKitty

    GlitterKitty Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 21, 2009
    How old are the eggs?
     
  3. neener92

    neener92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not exactly sure, I grab random eggs that my hens have laid in different places. It is one of my older eggs though...I do know that much. But I'd say it's about 3 or 4 days away from hatching give or take a little.
     
  4. GlitterKitty

    GlitterKitty Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 21, 2009
    is it still alive?
     
  5. neener92

    neener92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went back out just a few minutes ago...the egg was crushed more, I didn't see any breathing or movement, I did see some blood though. So, I preceded to take the broken shell off and then the outer shell membrane. The little guy kicked and peeped a few times and died in my hands as I kept him warm. [​IMG] He was a little cornish X mix, solid white with a black bottom. I don't think there was anything I could have done to keep him alive (he had about a day or two left til he hatched).
     
  6. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    [​IMG] Im so sorry!!!!
     

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