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Ever had 2 hatch under heat lamp??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MakNat, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. MakNat

    MakNat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had this hen sitting on 10 little bantam eggs. They were a couple of days apart, which is my fault. But anyway she hatched 6 right away, so I figured the others would be right behind. She left the nest. The eggs were cold!! Wants nothing to do with them... I brought them inside and have them under a heat lamp. It is almost impossible to get the right temp. Its been a hour couple or so hours, I get impatient and listen to the eggs. There in barely movement and tiny peeps!! What to do??? Do they have a chance? Should I help them?? Any help PLEASE!!! The little hen who laid these eggs died and I REALLY want these chicks to be OK.
     
  2. monita

    monita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am sure they will be fine... how long do they have left until hatch day? i wish i could tell you what to do. i am incubating my first eggs now because my hen abandoned her nest... they are due to hatch monday or tuesday. the best of luck with your babies and i am sure someone on here will have some advice for you. btw.. sorry to hear about your hen.
     
  3. NatalieB

    NatalieB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it were me I would help them out. I waited too long on my last batch and they died [​IMG]
    You might try to remove a small area of shell and see if that motivates them.........Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  4. MakNat

    MakNat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh thanks I did crack the one I hear peeping..??? Ther ewas a little blood tho so I stopped. It is very much alive tho. The other i cracked the part of the egg that has the air in it. Not the sak. and that one is alive. the other I hear a tiny tap not much. I'm afraid to do anything, but afraid not to! I think the 4th is gone. that one ais a little bigger egg. AUGH!!! Its hard to know what to do. sorry i had to vent THX
    Sorry about yours
     

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