Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sueg6255, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. sueg6255

    sueg6255 Songster

    Apr 9, 2008
    LaGrange County
    found one egg just laying there with it pipping and the mother hen not paying any attention to it. It was all dried up in the egg with her feathers and bedding dried to it. It was still chipping. So I brought it into the house and got a warm cloth and went to work. I still can't get some of the shell off one eye. I did free the chick and no blood. Got most of the bedding from it and did get the membrance off that was dried to it.

    I put it into a incubator like he had just hatched and will try to work on him or her later if he or she survises.

    I went out and checked the other egg that was under her and it was away from her and it was getting cold. I cracked the top where the air sack is and the membrance is still okay and the chick is moving. I put it into a incubator that was has other eggs in it and is turning the eggs. I put a damp wash cloth on top to keep the membrance from drying out. My question is should I keep the cloth on it or let the membrance dry out because I am afraid that the chick will come thru the membrane and no air.

    Or should I just put it in the incubator that is set up for hatch and leave the cloth off ..
  2. Carole AM

    Carole AM Songster

    Jan 12, 2007
    Goshen, Indiana
    Oh man! I saw your name and will try to help. I've put "cold" eggs in the bator until they hatch. I've never done it with a cloth tho. I just had one hatch that the shell was stuck to its eye. After a day, I moistened it with water and it came off.

    How's the water in the bator? I'd just keep watching! GOOD LUCK! [​IMG]
  3. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I would move the egg to the one you have set up as a hatcher. I would wet a paper towel and lay it over the open part to keep it from drying out. Good luck with your babies.
  4. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Quote:I second this. The bacteria from it hatching can kill the other eggs.

    If you don't have another bator I have seen where people use heating pads, a box or tub with a heating lamp, etc.
  5. samsmama

    samsmama Chirping

    Apr 20, 2008
    SueG--your inbox is full.
  6. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    Did the chick make it?

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