Exploding and egg after first chick hatches

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by arcadianacres, Aug 9, 2014.

  1. arcadianacres

    arcadianacres Out Of The Brooder

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    I went out to check on the hen and her clutch and heard a loud pop. One of the non-viable eggs had exploded. I now know that I should have taken it out earlier but given the current situation, what do I do? Some of the gunk got on the new chick. Should I leave it alone and let nature take it's course or should I go ahead and relocate to the pen I have ready for the new chicks and mama?
     
  2. HugHess

    HugHess Chickrack Addict

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    Hi,
    I hope your eggs are all right!
    I was reading on the Brinsea site that you might want to check out as well, It's under 'Are my eggs alright'...it might give you the information you are looking for...hope all is well....
     
  3. arcadianacres

    arcadianacres Out Of The Brooder

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    We thought that everything was okay but some of the goo that got on the baby chick ended up almost chemically burning off the feathers on her back. We doctored it and she made it for a couple of days but then passed away. So sad. Now I know better for future clutches
     
  4. HugHess

    HugHess Chickrack Addict

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    My condolences on the loss of your chick! I am sorry to hear that.
    I fret over these eggs like nobody's business so I can imagine how you may feel. Did any other chicks survive that deleterious situation?
    Hoping so...
     

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