First time for this to happen

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Katy, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I've got chicks hatching. I just went down to check and have something going on I've never had happen before. I think the chicks that are already hatched have pecked at one that was just starting to zip and I can see it's bleeding. I don't think the chicks itself is bleeding,...I have a feeling they got ahold of the membrane and tore it. I'm tempted to open the bator and take the others out...what do you think? I know I probably can't do anything for the one that's hatching except leave it alone. I've still got like 6 eggs in there to hatch yet.
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I had one do this, Katy, in the hatch from Jim's eggs. After it was intent on pecking the one chick membrane and the egg I gave up and took his mean butt out of the bator and to the brooder. I had to help that one egg hatch too.
     
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    That is so odd...these are Jim's eggs too! I think I'm gonna go down and take them out quick as I can.
     
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I'd take them out to Katy....
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Well one little bugger made my decision real easy once I went down to look...he was standing there pecking at it!! I took all but the last couple that just hatched this morning out. This hatch has went so well..out of 15 BBS and 7 Blue rock eggs I've got 18 hatched and the one that is starting to zip. Hopefully he won't get glued into the shell.
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I hope they all hatch for you. Yep, if I had a little meanie, he'd get his fluffy behind out of the bator.
     

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