Need Advice ASAP

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by skullgrrrl, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. skullgrrrl

    skullgrrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need some advice.

    I have a broody that hatched two chicks on Friday (day 20) and then got up off the remaining 4 eggs some time between Sat. morning and afternoon. They were cold to the touch when I found them but I stuck them under another broody. I just went to check on them and one is starting to crack.

    Should I return it to hen #1 tonight and hope it hatches overnight and she'll accept it? Or should I let the hen #2 hatch it and return the chick tomorrow night to hen #1 and hope she'll raise it? I can't leave the chick with the current broody as her eggs aren't set to hatch for 2 more weeks.
     
  2. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would try to place them under hen#1 as soon as you can but do it at night she will be more apt to accept them.
     
  3. skullgrrrl

    skullgrrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    False alarm: turns out that the egg in question is from Hen #2. There was a small divot in it but not a crack right through. I've done some research and repaired it using several layers of nail polish.

    I cracked open the 4 unhatched eggs - all empty.
     

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