Help...broke egg day 18

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by JDchicks, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. JDchicks

    JDchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Moving eggs to lock down incubator, one of the egg rolled and hit the ground.

    I can see it moving still cause of the huge crack int the shell at the air sac end.

    What should i do?
     
  2. DURR

    DURR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as the egg isn't leaking it should be fine. Are you able to post a pic of the egg?
     
  3. JDchicks

    JDchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have in the lockdown incubator now.
     
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  4. DURR

    DURR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Leave it in tact and place it back in the bator it should be fine aslong as its not leaking, just keep an eye on it. As long as the membrane wasn't punctured he should hatch. :) wishing you luck!
     
  5. MollyBrownROX13

    MollyBrownROX13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I love watching them hatch... One of my favorite parts of raising chickens
     
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  6. TheH Klan of 10

    TheH Klan of 10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Reading ur post makes me even more excited about the lil ones in the warmer [​IMG] it's gonna seem like forever till they hatch!
     
  7. JDchicks

    JDchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Update:

    It is not leaking. I don't see any liquid at all and I can see her beak. Its opening an closing regularly.

    The sac looks white like paper though.
     
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  8. DURR

    DURR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you remove the egg shell? If you did take a soft q-tip and wet it and GENTLY rub the water on the membrane to keep it moist try not to get near the nostrils so she doesn't drown. But she should do good! :)
     
  9. JDchicks

    JDchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did end up removing a small piece so that I could monitor better since she had her beak through.

    I have also moved her to her own separate lockdown, so not to distrub the others.

    She is still moving. Fingers Crossed![​IMG]
     
  10. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    beak opening and closing is not distress, she is just getting used to the air, leave her in shell as long as possible, day 22 you can help, if her inner lining gets dry on her face, warm water on paper towel helps.
     

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