1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

HELP HELP HELP

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Orpy, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. Orpy

    Orpy Out Of The Brooder

    I have eggs that are about to hatch under my broody's in the main coop....i've now blocked them in by themselves as I caught one of my none broody's pecking away at a fertile egg......the egg is on it's 20th day of incubation and is still alive (half of it's shell has been pecked off) ..... i have no idea if it will survive (most probably more human to let it die) but i'll try to save it and i'm not too sure how to go about it....i've put it in the incubator under a plastic container with a swab of wet paper next to it (nothing is in contact with the chick).....is there any other thing that could help the little chicks survival?
     
  2. Orpy

    Orpy Out Of The Brooder

    never mind, we thought the best call was to humanly cull the little chick as it was getting more and more stuck to the shell [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  3. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member

    55,485
    4,840
    596
    Aug 23, 2012
    Pennsylvania
    My Coop
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2013
  4. Orpy

    Orpy Out Of The Brooder

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by