Hen went off Eggs!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chasinglights27, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. chasinglights27

    chasinglights27 Out Of The Brooder

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    Today October 30th, is suppose to be day 21 for my 6 Serama eggs. On day 19 the eggs began to hatch. [​IMG] This afternoon "Mommy" (Serama Hen) took the 4 chicks that hatched out and left the nest. There are still 2 eggs left and the eggs were rolled out to the side. I thought they were duds, so I candled them just in case. I see chicks moving in side. She wont go back on the nest and I don't own an incubator. [​IMG] So I put a heat lamp over them in hopes they will hatch. Does anyone else have any advice on what else to do??? [​IMG]


    Here she is with the 4 chicks who hatched on time.
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  2. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    if they pip keep the membrain moist. try some heat packs around them to keep them warm. i am new and incubating so i really cant help [​IMG] its what i would try and do also mist them with a little water.
     
  3. PixieChixie

    PixieChixie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Make sure it is hotand humid. I don't know what the best method would be. Might be best to bring them inside. You could even use your own body heat if you have to.
    [​IMG] good luck!
     
  4. JD4570

    JD4570 Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you have a cooler that is styrofoam or plastic you can put a 25 to 40 watt light in it and a jar of water with a paper towel or sponge in it to increase the humidity. then cover it with a lid or plastic sheeting and you have a makeshift incubator. You could also use a heating pad instead of the light but the eggs must be kept at 98 to 101 F. This is best I can think of on short notice.
     
  5. chasinglights27

    chasinglights27 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, Ill try the best i can do. [​IMG]
     
  6. kvmommy

    kvmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone here had a similar problem and hatched hers in her cleavage. I believe it was after lockdown time. I don't know if you're a woman...or in my case if you don't have enough cleavage...but its a thought!!
     
  7. chasinglights27

    chasinglights27 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Nope I don't have that option!!!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. kvmommy

    kvmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2011
    Quote:Nope I don't have that option!!!!!!! [​IMG]

    [​IMG] I don't either...my 14 year old niece told me that if I ever needed her services she can help me since I was lacking in that area. And I was breastfeeding at that point....she clearly is a smarta$$!! lol [​IMG]
     

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