Help with abandoned hatching chick

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by taurinecat, May 5, 2016.

  1. taurinecat

    taurinecat New Egg

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    This egg snuck under a broody a day or two late in the process. She won't hatch it, and our current broody won't take it. We are trying to keep it warm. Any suggestions?
     
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    Try putting it on a heating pad for now if you don't have an incubator or heat lamp with a brooder.
     
  3. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm not sure if it has hatched yet or not from your post?
     
  4. taurinecat

    taurinecat New Egg

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    Looks like my picture didn't post. The chick has hatched partway.
     
  5. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    No, it didn't come through. What are you using to keep it warm right now?
     
  6. taurinecat

    taurinecat New Egg

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    We decided to make it a nest in a glass bowl so we could put it in our fondue pot. Then we wrapped the heating pad around it to keep the water temperature up. The egg seems to be in the high 80s now (checking with a laser thermometer). The chick is breathing and seems okay. It peeps when I brush the exposed membrane with a little water, but is mostly quiet. The exposed hole is a little larger than a quarter.
     
  7. TheKindaFarmGal

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    Sounds good to me. Keep up the good work! [​IMG]
     
  8. taurinecat

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    He finished hatching! I hope we can get one of the mommies to accept him.
     
  9. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    Yay! Wait until the chick has gotten fluffy before you introduce him to a mom. When you put him under her (best to do at night) watch for a few minutes to make sure she doesn't try to hurt him. Keep a close eye for a little until you've seen the hen is trustworthy. Hoping everything works out! [​IMG]
     
  10. taurinecat

    taurinecat New Egg

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    Our Golden Campine successfully adopted him. He's working really hard to keep up with his older siblings.
     

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