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HELP ME PLEASE! i dontbknow what to do!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by silkielover92, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. silkielover92

    silkielover92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SO I'm new to hatchi ng chickens...letting the mommas do it anyways this morning I go out to th:woote coop and theirs a chirping egg. in the process of kicking all the other ducks and hens out one Drake jumps in the laying box while the momma was getting water and he cracks the egg open and the layer on the inside right under the shell... now momma is sitting in the egg still its still in there and chirping...but I don't know if I just crack it the rest if the way... or what? I can see a beak and its moving and stuff but Idk let ommas sit on it, or what?
     
  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Whatever you do, don't touch it! Cracking it open yourself is likely to have a bad outcome. Chicks pip and then often take hours to hatch from that point on because they are still absorbing the yolk. Pulling them out prematurely may result in their bleeding to death as the blood vessels may not be ready.
     
  3. buckboy101

    buckboy101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wait and let her sit on them.
     
  4. Kaelinstorm

    Kaelinstorm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree. Let it do its thing. And pics once its out would be nice [​IMG]
     
  5. silkielover92

    silkielover92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay...their was a little blood when it happened. ): I'm so angry at that darn pekin duck! He's gonna be on my dinner plate![​IMG]:he
     
  6. silkielover92

    silkielover92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] this is what it looks like... he didn't do much to it... but still broke it open. It's a muggy day in Washington its still 70 and cloudy... will it dry out?
     
  7. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    You probably shouldn't have moved it if the hen was still sitting on it. They know what to do. You let out humidity which the other chicks need to hatch. I hope it goes well. Did you give it back to the momma or put it in a bator.
    Michele
     
  8. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Please - put it back under Mama and leave it alone! No more photos, no more checking. Let the chick have a chance to hatch....
     
  9. silkielover92

    silkielover92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That was when it first happened this morning when she was off getting her food and dust bathing. I haven't checked on it since this morning I figured she knows what to do, and I am sketched out kuz I never had to worry about that...I normally hatch them so this is all new to me. She's sitting on it, personally do u think it will make it?
     
  10. Kaelinstorm

    Kaelinstorm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oooo sorry if I sounded like I was asking you to take it out for a photo op. No no no - I meant AFTER the hatch. You have to really leave them alone and let them do their thing until after hatched. I dont even touch them until after they are all dried off. Just dont blame yourself (or the drake) if the chicky doesnt make it because sometimes things happen. But its chances of survival are MUCH better if you let Momma handle the hatching.
     

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