Help!!! egg cracked 2 days before hatching. Urgent!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bock, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please help! Our broody hen's eggs are due to hatch Saturday. Long story short, while the broody was gone, our turkey stepped into the nest box and crushed one of the eggs. I can see the chick's neck, it is peeping and moving some. I have it wrapped in a wet paper towel, and I am holding it in my hand. I don't know if the turkey crushed the chick too. There is only a small amount of external bleeding. Please help, does it have a chnce, or shold I put it out of its misery. Please excuse the typos, THANK YOU!
     
  2. aggie9296

    aggie9296 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some people have use a piece of tape to cover hole and it still hatch. But in an incubator.
     
  3. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will set up the bator. About a third of the egg is completely gone. I hope she makes it, thank you.
     
  4. aggie9296

    aggie9296 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YW. Seems like they tried to keep it moist and if it does start to hatch, remove or cut the tape.
    I'd give him a chance anyway. Good luck.
     
  5. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bator is at 93F. It has been wiggling occasionally. I am hoping it pulls through. [​IMG]
     
  6. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ugh, the bator spiked to 113F. It takes forever to get it stable. For now, I am still holding the chick. I can feel it kicking. : ) I am praying for the best.
     
  7. aggie9296

    aggie9296 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hang in there. Sometimes they can be pretty resilient.
     
  8. KandiandJerry

    KandiandJerry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hope everything turns out alright...we are pulling for ya !!!!!!
     
  9. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone! The temp it staying steady around 99.5. I went ahead and put her inside. I guess all we can do it just sit and wait. Oh, well, I do have to run downstairs every three minutes and check the temp. You better make it little one! [​IMG]
     
  10. aggie9296

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    keep us posted.
     

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