HELP!! I hope I didnt mess up

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ckn woman, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. Ckn woman

    Ckn woman Out Of The Brooder

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    Yesterday was day23 and I thought the hatch was over.. I took my chicks out of incubator and put them in the brooder. I noticed and egg that was complete and had a half of a shell on it so I just took it off and left it for this morning (til I could clean the incubator). Well.. It hatched this morning and now I am worried that I messed up because I opened the incubator. I have another egg in there also but no signs on it either. what do I do?
     
  2. eggsrcool

    eggsrcool Sussex Fanatic

    Have you tried candling the other egg?
    When you say the egg hatched do you mean completely hatched, or just pipped a hole in the egg?
     
  3. Ckn woman

    Ckn woman Out Of The Brooder

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    We candled them on the 11th day and there was one in question. This one hatched fully out of shell, but I dont think it could have gotten out if we hadnt pulled that half of the other shell off. It is in the incubator drying now. I was just wondering since I opened the incubator during what I thought was over if it will hurt this lil baby.
     
  4. eggsrcool

    eggsrcool Sussex Fanatic

    If it appears healthy, then it should be fine [​IMG]

    You may want to candle the other egg just to make sure [​IMG]
     
  5. mulia24

    mulia24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    well, since it's been real late (23rd day) perhaps it won't be a much problem. even my hen just taking food easily around and then just sit again on the egg and some hours later the baby chick hatched out. but it's incubator in your condition.

    i hope the chick healthy and everything's going to be okay. agree with eggscroll you've to check the remaining egg, i also check the remaining unhatched egg for *life sign*
     
  6. Ckn woman

    Ckn woman Out Of The Brooder

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    should I candle it now or wait until the other is fully dry?
     
  7. farmin'chick

    farmin'chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Better to only open the incubator once.
     
  8. Ckn woman

    Ckn woman Out Of The Brooder

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    I think I will just wait until I know this lil baby will make it thru. I sure hope I didnt mess up because we only have one other barred rock in the flock and the rest are buffs. So I was counting on some more BR because we Need some color in our flock! lol
     

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