Hen Stepped on Egg Due to Hatch in 3 Days

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by nonseq, May 19, 2010.

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    nonseq Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And this is my fault.

    I tried to move her to her own coop and I shouldn't have. In her panic she stepped on one egg. The shell is broken and I see a chick moving around in there. I stuck it in the incubator. I'm thinking it doesn't have much of a chance. What do you think?

    I have another question. She still has 4 eggs in the nest in the coop amongst the main population. I can't figure out a way to give her her own space in there, and she's on the second floor of the coop. With a steep ramp. Any suggestions?
     
  2. nonseq

    nonseq Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going to answer myself. lol

    Chickenardo went back on her nest. I'm going to let her hatch her chicks and see what happens. I have her little coop set up and after the eggs hatch and if they survive, I will move them to that coop.

    I put the broken egg in the incubator under a damp paper towel, and I guess I'll just see what happens.

    What else can I do?

    Learning curve is steeper than I thought.
     

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