Help!! Broody left her nest

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChickyD, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. ChickyD

    ChickyD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Broody left her nest today she is on day 23 one of her chicks hatched Sunday day 20. I candled all the eggs Friday day 18 and four out of five I was positive they had chicks in them one I was unsure if it was still alive or not. I brought the rest of the eggs in and put them in a plastic container with wet paper towels in my brooder. Will they hatch or does the broody know something i don't? [​IMG]
     
  2. llaaadyel

    llaaadyel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could try candling them to see if the chicks are still alive. Nothing much more you can do if you don't have an incubator. Try to keep them at the right temp.
     
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    How about a heating pad?
     
  4. ChickyD

    ChickyD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She went back to the nest last night with her one little chick so I put the eggs back under her. I did candle them this morning and I don't think their alive [​IMG]
     

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