Eggs hatching were crushed...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lynnielynd, Apr 1, 2018.

  1. lynnielynd

    lynnielynd In the Brooder

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    cat knocked incubator off the counter at 21 days. Most died. I put a few back in. One that lost a lot of the shell I assumed it was dead.

    It's alive! The membrane us separate from the egg and dry. Do I wet it? Put a wet paper towel on it?

    I'm so scared I'll kill it if I don't do this right.
     
  2. JaeG

    JaeG Crossing the Road

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    If it's looking yellow or brown then you can use coconut or olive oil, or vaseline on it to keep it damp. A white membrane is fine. Fingers crossed for your little survivor! :fl
     
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  3. lynnielynd

    lynnielynd In the Brooder

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    Oh my gosh thank you so much! I lost six that were pipped. It was devastating. They bled out.

    I'll do some olive oil.
     
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