Help - My sebright egg got crushed

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by puffmuff, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. puffmuff

    puffmuff Out Of The Brooder

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    What do I do?
    This morning I went to let the chickens and guineas out. Next thing I know there are chickens going one way and a guinea going right into the sebrights box. All hell broke loss and the sebright is screaming bloody murder. By the time I get to opening the nest box - everyone is gone. The orp egg seemed fine but the sebright egg was crushed. [​IMG] The whole top area seemed completly caved in and there are some cracks down the sides. I am heartbroken because it is the only one and I want her to be a successful broody.

    This is what I did. I candled the egg and discovered that there was some air space around the edges, there was still veining that looks good, no blood, and the chick moved! I ran around the house trying to get the stuff for my incubator - got that up to temp and put the egg in there while I try to figure out what to do next.

    Forgot - this egg is due to hatch in 3 days. [​IMG] I did candle about an hour ago and it seemed in good shape considering. Am I missing something? Thanks
     
  2. chicken grandma

    chicken grandma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll say a prayer that this little chick makes it through. You are wonderful to try to save it.
    I have heard that broody's need a special safe area as they are vulnerable.
     
  3. puffmuff

    puffmuff Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. This little egg needs a payer.
     
  4. puffmuff

    puffmuff Out Of The Brooder

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    Update - 24 sept
    The little egg is still looking good. I posted some photos to show the extent of damage.
    Is there anything more I can do? Thanks.

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  5. chicken grandma

    chicken grandma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hopefully the membrane inside is intact! I wonder if anyone else has faced this? Two more days? Still praying!
     
  6. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    u can try putting candle wax on the cracks and c if that helps at all
     
  7. chicken grandma

    chicken grandma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think as long as the membrane inside is intact the little chick will not lose the fluid that he/she needs.
    I would try to keep things as normal as possible for 48 more hours! Then hope it hatches on time!
     
  8. chooksandeggs-Aus

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    Do you have the egg in an incubator now?
    The major problem is going to be a lack of humidity drying the membrane out.
    If the egg is in an environment of <>85% and around 37 degrees C it should be fine.
    I would keep the egg upright... not sure why but it seems like a good idea to keep the chicks head at the top.
    A fine spray with 38 degree C water will help keep the membrane soft.
    Best of luck from across the puddle.
    Rob.
     
  9. puffmuff

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    Quote:Yes, the membrane seems in tacked. The chick is moving so I would say that is amazing. Thank you!
     
  10. puffmuff

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    Quote:Thank you. That does seem like a good idea however in this case I would have to dip the entire egg in wax and do not think that would be good.
     

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