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If lower egg shell is still attached....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gimmie birdies, Dec 15, 2015.

  1. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    (I am not asking for help!!! I am making a statement.)

    If chick hatches and the bottom shell is still attached I do not clip it off. especially if it is not dry and looks reddish. I crumble the hard shell away and leave the inner lining attached. (it is best to keep chick separate) once the cord dries up it will fall off. there is less drag this way.
     
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  2. Bryam

    Bryam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Let it dry, if it doesnt break then, just cut it the cord.
     
  3. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    I said that yeah, but don't let it drag around. And you didn't read my first statement.
     
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