Immediate crisis, abandoned egg, please help

slordaz

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put heating pad an low with damp towel box with just a regular lamp in the bathroom turn on the shower, and let her hatch, I had 1 that hatched 2 days after momma left the nest as I checked the eggs before tossing them and one was just late, took me almost a week to get the hen to accept her though
 

microchick

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I agree heating pad with the egg sitting on damp paper towels. If you have a small styrofoam cooler you maybe could put the pad in the cooler where it will contain the heat. If you have a thermometer on hand you can put it in with the heating pad to monitor the temp. put the lid on loosely for air circulation and wait. Baby is viable if it is peeping. Keep an eye on the temp. Should be around 99.5-100 degrees and you want to keep the humidity up during hatch. Once baby hatches and dries, sneak him or her back under mom. She will not notice an extra chick if she is sitting on her own brood.

Good luck!
 

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