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Mother abandoned egg &its cracking HELP!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tinaack, May 4, 2008.

  1. tinaack

    tinaack In the Brooder

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    My silkie bantam has already hatched out 5 of her 9 eggs all the other chickes are at least 5 days old. there are 4 eggs still in the nest and one egg has a little crack and the baby is cheepin inside.The mother is more interested in looking after her other chicks what can I do?.
     
  2. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    sounds like you might need to get a heat lamp warmed up to brood them yourself. Good Luck.
     
  3. tinaack

    tinaack In the Brooder

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    I Have just poped it under the lamp, fingers crossed:(
     
  4. laughingllama75

    laughingllama75 Songster

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    [​IMG] How is the hatching coming???
     
    Last edited: May 5, 2008
  5. tinaack

    tinaack In the Brooder

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    well it hatched and I had it under the heat lamp all day , I have popped it back under the mother for the night, hopefully she will look after it untill morning. will post again in morning
     

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