Emergency!!! HELP! I don't want to loose all my chickies!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Theapplechicks, May 11, 2011.

  1. Theapplechicks

    Theapplechicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm am so not happy w/ my daughter at the moment! [​IMG]
    Our hen has been on some eggs and they are due to hatch anytime from the end of this week into the beginning of next week. (uncertain of the day specifically) So there were too many eggs for our small hen to cover and I had removed a couple marked eggs and placed them in another nest so she wouldn't have too many and also so the other hens would lay in the other nest and leave her alone and not keep adding... Well it's been great up until now! 2 days ago my daughter for some reason decided that the other eggs needed to be in w/ the broody and added them in then the other hens crawled in and laid some too so there were way to many eggs! Half were not covered at all and cold and when I went out this morning one was tossed out of the nest and cracked/chipped. I can see a chick in it and it appears to be moving but I don't know what to do from there! HELP!!!![​IMG]

    What are the chances that my eggs won't hatch now? [​IMG]

    I have removed the newly laid eggs from the nest but there are 2 eggs left that were originally marked that she put in there and I don't know which ones they were! I tried shining a flashlight on the eggs to see but couldn't tell anything that way. I don't want to loose all our babies!

    What do I do for this cracked egg? I think it just got knocked out because there were too many in there??

    I need expert advice! This is our first hatch!
     
    Last edited: May 11, 2011
  2. Theapplechicks

    Theapplechicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bringing to top... lots of post this morning and this one is already buried!
     
  3. tiffanyg2

    tiffanyg2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wish I knew more to help you darling~ I'll bring it on to the top to. Goodluck [​IMG]
     
  4. Theapplechicks

    Theapplechicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks.... think there's so much traffic this morning that no one is seeing it! [​IMG] I just don't want to loose all my little babies. We've been so excited waiting for them to hatch.
     
  5. Theapplechicks

    Theapplechicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hmmm... no one???[​IMG]
     
  6. schellie69

    schellie69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put the one that is chipped back in the nest and see which hatch. Keep the other hens eggs out of the nest box. Keep the ones that are marked and see how it goes. Good luck.
     
  7. MrsChickendad

    MrsChickendad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you can seal up the hole with a bit of wax or a tiny piece of bandaid so it doesn't dry out.
     
  8. Theapplechicks

    Theapplechicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well I don't know if it got cracked by someone else and then hatched or if when I found it this morning it was hatching, but when I came home this afternoon I found a hatched little chickie! Yeah! Now to figure out what it is.... We thought it was pure game hen because it is super tiny and looks like the roo did when he was a baby (coloring wise) but the feet are feathered. So we will have to see which of our other 3 ladies it belongs too. We have one de Uccle, one full size cochin - not hers because she lays brown eggs and it was a white one-, and one bantam cochin. So it it's either a game/de uccle mix or a game/cochin mix! lol Time will tell. Now to wait and see if any more hatch.

    baby and mama [​IMG]

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  9. Shanda

    Shanda Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm so glad it hatched [​IMG]. Let us know what happens with the others.
     
  10. earnhardtlvr

    earnhardtlvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Am so happy for u and the fuzzy butts! Please keep us posted! We love pics!!
     

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