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EGGs are cracking open does this look right?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by andisgarden, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. andisgarden

    andisgarden Songster

    Mar 14, 2009
    I have a broody Bantam Barred rock cochin and she has been sitting on a clutch since the last day of August. I took her off today to take a peek and give her some water. This is what I found in the nest, does it look right? I have no idea what a hatching chick is suppose to look like.




  2. Im not sure either but that just doesn't look right to me. Sorry, not much help. That yellow thing looks like a yolk. Hope an expert response soon.
  3. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    Yep, that looks about right. The membrane has pulled away from the shell, which is why the shell pieces fell off. [​IMG]
  4. Okay, then Im wrong. Sorry.
  5. andisgarden

    andisgarden Songster

    Mar 14, 2009
    So cuban where do I go from here? How long does this process take?
  6. Eggs4Sale

    Eggs4Sale Songster

    Jun 29, 2009
    Sorry, just re-read and understood it's a HATCHING chick!

    I thought they were fresh eggs!
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2009
  7. Eggs4Sale

    Eggs4Sale Songster

    Jun 29, 2009
    Hatch day would be Sept. 21st, right?

    Today is the 17th.

  8. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Crowing

    Jul 17, 2008
    DC Region
    I'd consider that a stomped egg and check it.

    Are you sure they're due today?

    Are the chicks supposed to be white/yellow?

    If not, that huge yellow area is yolk and no, it's not normal - it got busted too early. You might be able to save it in an incubator but if it gets stomped again, it's all over.
  9. andisgarden

    andisgarden Songster

    Mar 14, 2009
    Well its really hard to say, she was sitting for about 3 days when I finally realized what she was doing. She is very good about not leaving her nest and I have been getting her in and out just for food and water 1 time a day. She will not leave on her own. As for the color of the chicks I have a barnyard mix and it could be any color because she has eggs from several moms. I have an incubator full of eggs I don't really know what to do from here.

    Thanks for the replies it really helps.

  10. farmgal2

    farmgal2 In the Brooder

    Sep 8, 2009
    western new york
    oh goodness that isnt good. She must have broke the shell.
    It hasnt absorbed the yoke yet. When were they due? If that dark spot is a chick, then he will not be able to struggle to absorb its yolk, if its even still alive. Maybe you can put some shell back on it and tape it up. The chick when hatching will pop a little hole on the other end of that egg. He will then struggle around in a circle making the end pop off, all the while absorbing that yolk you see there. The chick will lose moisture if its left like that. I would try to fit some shell or something on that end then seal the edges with wax(if that dark spot is a live chick).

    I have fixed cracked valuable eggs with wax and its worked.
    good luck.

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