HELP! Eggs abandoned while they were still hatching!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Ravie, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. Ravie

    Ravie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2010
    Greenfield, Indiana
    Hi everyone. Today is hatch day and Mama has decided to start wandering around. She has left the eggs MANY times this morning and they are exposed to direct sunlight. I gathered them up, wrapped them in towels and put them under my shirt.

    One fought its way out as I held it. The other eggs are only pipped. How long can this take? Any suggestions for keeping the chicks warm so I can move about freely today?
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Quote:Chickens or Ducks? is there anyway to put mama up with the eggs so she has to sit on them? they need a certain amt. of humidity to hatch at this stage or the membrane will dry out and get hard and they will die in the shell. I would catch that mama and let her finish the job. Dog crate, small rabbit hutch anything like that will work.

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