Egg peeped and hen abandoned it

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by OneCrazyCowgirl, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. So my chicken had a baby 5 days early and yesterday I noticed she abandoned the eggs. I was about to throw them out when I heard a peep and it moved in my hand. I quickly put it back. The next day she wasnt sitting on them. The egg was cold, no peeps but I could feel a little movement. What do I do? I don't have an incubator so that won't work
     
  2. maryroberson76

    maryroberson76 In the Brooder

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    thy a heat pad
     
  3. Do
    but don't I have to have some sort of controlled humidity? Would a heat lamp work?
     
  4. maryroberson76

    maryroberson76 In the Brooder

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    you can try i have used a heated towel befor but not to heated
     
  5. Heated
    heated towel? Did you use like water or something ? Soaked it with warm water ?
     
  6. maryroberson76

    maryroberson76 In the Brooder

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    you need humitidy but this close to hatching whiping them with a damp rag will work
     
  7. maryroberson76

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    i would whipe down with a damp rag about every 2-3 hours.
    the thing is the warmth with out it then they want hatch
     
  8. maryroberson76

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    its like they are going in to shock.
     
  9. henney penny

    henney penny Songster

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    Wrap losely in damp warm paper towel and either a heating pad or heat lamp to keep it warm,put a thermomator near the egg and try to keep it sround 99 if you can
     
  10. Ok
    I put a towel over it and it started to cheep and move
     

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