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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mgibbzzz, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. mgibbzzz

    mgibbzzz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I lost 3 babies today:( They must have hatched when we left this morning for ds game. One was out, another was half out , and the 3rd only had part of its head out. So sad. I have been waiting for them and lost them. I still have quite a few left to hatch and hoping that they will make it. I know that it is time and will be keeping a closer eye on them. I didn't check the girls this morning, just opened the coop door for them before we left. Guess I should have made time to check them before we left. I haven't told ds yet; he jumped on his 4-wheeler as soon as we got home and went to the neighbors to play. Time for a chickie funeral.
     
  2. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    Awww. So sorry to hear of this. On another note, if they passed on so easily, nature does take care of things in their own way. Perhaps they had something wrong or a weakness that would have plagued them.
    Either way, such heart ache to loose babies before they are even dry.
    Take care and good luck [​IMG] on the rest of the hatch, life can be Bittersweet.
    :aww
     
  3. mgibbzzz

    mgibbzzz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I actually think that two may have been stepped on and the third may have tuckered out. My nesting boxes are large enough for 3 of my girls to easily get in and lay at one time. So, tow of my other hens decided that since Big momma was broody and sitting, they became nannies for her and are sitting on the eggs with her. I had 30 eggs between them. One went bad and these three. I figured they may have been over crowded. I put in some fresh straw and made a nest out of 9 fan moved big momma over to the next box and did the same in the other, separating the remainder eggs between the other two hens. I am hoping that this will help. Keeping my fingers crossed that all goes well with the rest of our babies.
     

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