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Looking for advice please...pic included

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by annie3001, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    Ct.
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    below is a dead baby chic i found in with the broody chic. very sad, as this would have been her first time being a mom. shes a great girl about 4 years old.
    Anyways, question is about how much longer do you think this chic had, before she could have made it out alive?? i dont know what happened. all i know is i found this chic along with the other eggs. i neglected to mark on my calendar, how long shes been laying on the eggs. but i did x them out so i knew that much. i was very surprised just to see this.
    any info is appriciated.

    andrea-
     
  2. oegbantamsftw

    oegbantamsftw Out Of The Brooder

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    I feel sorry for your loss it seems as it started producing feathers and incubation last 21 days. Another 7 or 6 days the chic would have made it
     
  3. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    Ct.
    oh, even more sadder now.... but i checked her, and shes actually sitting on 6 eggs!!!
     
  4. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    Ct.
    oh man, i just found another dead baby chick. wth is going on ?? [​IMG]
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  5. DTRM30

    DTRM30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a similar problem recently - they all wanted the same nest box and they ended up breaking eggs that were developing under the broody during the dispute. But all I had for evidence were a few scraps of shells - they ate the rest. But they weren't as far along as that little guy/gal.

    I ended up moving the last two to the incubator, - one didn't make it - it must have gotten kicked around too much - it was pretty liquidy and there were no veins left when I candled them. The other is having hatching problems right now, but that is another sad story.
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2012
  6. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    Ct.
    i have 6 other full grown adult hens, and 4 ducks, and 7 other teenager chickens in another coop. they are not bothering the broody hen and her eggs. i just cant figure out why this is happening. could she be crushing them her self with her body? i only noticed it because i was going to candle an egg, and i lifted her up and saw the dead baby chic. sooo sad tho.


    andrea
     
  7. DTRM30

    DTRM30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm, that was the only thing I could think of. [​IMG].

    I hope the rest make it OK !
     
  8. barnyardmommy

    barnyardmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a broody hen sitting on eggs, and I had the same thing happen. She was crushing the eggs under her. After the third dead chick, I ended up putting the eggs in the incubator. One of the chicks I found crushed under her in the nest, the other two she crushed, then pushed them out of the nest . [​IMG] Good luck with the remaining eggs.
     
  9. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    Ct.
    too bad i sold my incubator last year, i would take all the eggs now..... i was thinking, since they've come so far in growth, i wonder if i can take them and keep them in a cage in my house with a heat lamp? just thinking,,,, not sure i will do this tho.... sigh....
     

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