Help!Momma left the nest-- 2-3 days to go!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Momma_Cluck, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. Momma_Cluck

    Momma_Cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2008
    N. West Michigan
    Our OE bantam has been in the house as a full-time incubator... she's well-fed, happy, spoiled etc...
    Yesterday, a beautiful little Ameracauna baby hatched.. and she is being a GREAT Momma--


    She is now no longer interested in the 2 remaining eggs!
    They were all put under her the same day, BUT were laid at different times and "held" until there were 3.... we THINK this one was "sat on" for a day or 2 by our silkie, so was "ahead" of the other 2... she hatched on "our" day 18....

    We feel movement in one of the 2 eggs... and do not want to just give-up and let them die... and she only takes em back for a few minutes.. then gets up and moves.
    We tried candling to be sure we're not wasting our time, but the shells are so dark & Thick we can't see thru them at all (even when fresh)

    Should we put them in the 'bator?
    My daughter has followed the lead of the WONDERFUL "chicken Lady" here who hatched in her bra.. and is keeping them warm.. but it is a temporary solution...

  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 21, 2009
    Columbia river gorge
    Go put them in the bator
  3. noriko

    noriko Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 9, 2008
    N E Pennsylvania
    I hope you put them in the bator. Momma will get up & move when the chicks move. So, you can take the chicks away from Momma and put them in the brooder and let Momma sit on the remaining eggs or.... you can put the remaining eggs in the bator. Good luck with your new babies [​IMG] Noriko.
  4. Happy Chicken Mama

    Happy Chicken Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 23, 2007
    Same thing happened to me about a year ago... I didn't have an incubator... so I put them in the oven.


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