Help! Day 21 and hatching eggs looks crushed

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mackenzie450, May 26, 2019.

  1. mackenzie450

    mackenzie450 Chirping

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    This is my first time hatching eggs period, and I’m using a broody to do it. She’s been great. Today is Day 21 and when I peeked in I saw this. It’s been about 5 hours with no real change. It’s peeping and moving and breathing. Does this look normal?
     

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  2. redranger209

    redranger209 Crowing

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    The egg is definitely crushed, but it looks like the membrane wasn’t pierced, so it might be fine to leave. I’m not sure though, hopefully an expert will come around! :fl
     
  3. redranger209

    redranger209 Crowing

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    Nevermind about the membrane, I didn’t look at it close enough. It might still be able to have an unassisted hatch.
     
  4. mackenzie450

    mackenzie450 Chirping

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    I’m not sure when to intervene. I’ve never done this before! I’ve been reading tips but I’m too scared to intervene just yet.
     
  5. mackenzie450

    mackenzie450 Chirping

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    She made it!
     

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    Perris, Ghosty and sourland like this.
  6. Perris

    Perris Crowing

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    cute! your patience was rewarded :). What breed is it?
     

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