Help! Egg is crumbling away and chick isn't ready!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by farlo4, Apr 23, 2016.

  1. farlo4

    farlo4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will my broody hen still accept it after it's born? She's still sitting on two other eggs
     
  2. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm just learning all about broodys! I'm on my third broody in 3 months (Silkie's, of course) and I think she will. Just slip it under her from behind and keep an eye on her. I think it will be fine.
     
  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Ya, there's a good chance she will. A lot of time it just depends on the hen herself.
     
  4. farlo4

    farlo4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's been really good so far. I was really hoping I cold just let nature take its course.
     
  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Merry Christmas! Staff Member

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    Adding the chick back to her at night is also a good idea. Your hen and the chick will be much more settled and quiet when it's dark. Only in the last week a couple of new members wanted to do this. They added the chicks at night and had good results with the hen accepting the chicks.

    Good luck.
     
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  6. chickiechick12

    chickiechick12 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm interested to see what happens to this baby!! I've been following along. [​IMG]
     
  7. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    Looks like you have gotten great advice and are doing all you can. Just wanted to say good luck and I hope the chick makes it!
     
  8. farlo4

    farlo4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks I'll keep you all updated! Right now he/she is quietly sleeping in the homemade brooded box.
     
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  9. farlo4

    farlo4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Update - still hanging out in there. The other eggs haven't hatched either yet. Today is either day 20 Or 21, so we could have a while yet to wait.
     
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  10. farlo4

    farlo4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Help again! Now the hole is bigger like it's trying to come out, but it's bloody! Is this normal? I haven't touched it. It is peeping and moving around
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