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 Crowing Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    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

    Jan 30, 2007
    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 11 Years

    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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