Hello Everyone!!! I Need Help....

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CHICK CHICK BOM, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. CHICK CHICK BOM

    CHICK CHICK BOM New Egg

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    I have been reading a lot of BYC lately and it has been very helpful to me. But now I have a broody hen laying on her eggs and I have candled them and they're starting to peep but I have one that I think has died but I'm not shore. I don't want to take it away just in case I'm wrong. The egg is on day 20 now and hasn't changed in the last 3 days. I can see the chick no movement though and where the air soc is it's yellow and the blood vessels look like there falling apart. Please help me anyone.
     
  2. boofy

    boofy Out Of The Brooder

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    I would leave well alone, let nature take its course. It can only go one of two ways.
     
  3. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    You can leave it in. It won't hurt anything. She'll sit for a few days after the first chick hatches giving others a chance and keeping the chicks warm. After she gets off the nest with her chicks you remove all unhatched and partial hatched eggs (some may not survive hatching). She may even kick all those out of nest herself but ultimately you'll be removing them to garbage can in a few days.
     
  4. CHICK CHICK BOM

    CHICK CHICK BOM New Egg

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    I'll just leave it. Thank you all for the help.
     
  5. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    Welcome and enjoy!
    Steve. :frow
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  7. Just leave the egg! What hatches hatches!
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  8. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC! Good luck with your hatch. I usually leave eggs alone at this late stage, unless they are obviously rotten or broken, and just wait until the broody leaves the nest.
     
  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    At this point in the incubation, don't bother the hen. Welcome to BYC.
     

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