Help I don't know what to do

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 12345help me, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. 12345help me

    12345help me New Egg

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    My chicken left her nest and one of her eggs is still making noises and I don't know what to do. We don't have an incubator and humidity is a problem. Please help its been trying to break the shell for so long and my lamp can't keep it super warm and it's only happy when I use my body heat but that doesn't provide humidity and I don't know what to do
     
  2. chickenweirdo1

    chickenweirdo1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you trying to crack the shell as you crack it dip your finger in some water and rub it on the part of the egg you cracking.
    That will help with the humidity. Just try to keep it at least above 90 degrees, if your heat lamp isn't working, you could use a wood stove put it next to that. If not use your body heat heat and just keep putting water on it.
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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  4. JAEs Trade

    JAEs Trade New Egg

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    Maybe try using a hot water bottle wrapped in a blanket under the chick in the coop. Hopefully it will hatch by itself (or with a little help as advised in a previous thread) and be accepted by its mother.

    I had a chick that was attacked by another mother hen and looked on its way out. After sitting on the hot water bottle for a half hour or so it came back to life and was returned to its coop. A mother accepted it back.
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and [​IMG] - i wish you the best of luck and please let us know how it goes!

    CT
     
  6. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    The other greeters have given you some good advice so I'll just say hello and wish you well!
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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