HELP! Chicken sitting on egg trying to hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AFlournoy79, Jun 10, 2016.

  1. AFlournoy79

    AFlournoy79 New Egg

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    So my broody hen is sitting on a guinea egg we can here the baby inside making a chirping noise and it has cracked part of its shell., I held a flash light up to it and you can see the baby doing something idk what LOL I have never hatched an egg before so I have no clue whats happening. My hen wont get off of it and I was wondering if it will be able to get out of its shell since she has herself planted on it. She is in a tote with bedding in my laundry room to be kept away from the other nosey ladies i have any advice or help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Leave her alone. [​IMG] She and the keet know how to do this.
     
  3. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Go Habs Go Premium Member

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    X2. The hen is supposed to stay on the egg.
    -Banti
     
  4. BrownLeghorn64

    BrownLeghorn64 Out Of The Brooder

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    You should keep her in a incubator for humidity control.
     
  5. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    You don't put a broody in the incubator. The broody is the incubator.
     
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  6. BrownLeghorn64

    BrownLeghorn64 Out Of The Brooder

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    It depends that could cause problems if a chicken is sitting on a Guinea egg commonly Guinea eggs are smaller then chicken eggs so the hen could hurt the chick
     
  7. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    Nope, you can hatch guineas under a chicken. Either way, you still wouldn't put a broody in the incubator. Good luck getting the top on. Lol
     
  8. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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