HELP! Mother hen stepped on hatching chick!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LilBantams, May 21, 2016.

  1. LilBantams

    LilBantams Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my hens went broody a while ago and finally had success! It's day 22 and I checked this morning and she had two pips. When I came back later, she had an egg that had been crushed. The chick is still peeping inside. What do I do? [​IMG]
     
  2. gemma24

    gemma24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh no! I would help it peeling the membrane off.[​IMG]
     
  3. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    spray with warm water & peel slowly otherwise the dry membrane will stick to the chick. Good luck
     
  4. LilBantams

    LilBantams Out Of The Brooder

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    Your responses were too late :( I left the chick, hoping it would hatch on its own and when I came back, it had in fact hatched on its own but was dead. A tiny bit of yolk had not been obsorbed. So sad!
     
  5. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry, if all the yolk hadn't been absorbed, even if you helped with the hatch it may have not made it. Animal husbantry can be "cruel", again sorry for your loss.
     

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