need help please

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by shug_a_bug, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. shug_a_bug

    shug_a_bug New Egg

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    Hi all,

    This is my first time with hatching eggs and i have a few problems

    1. I have a brooding hen and one of the chicks has hatched and now she is no longer sitting on the remaining eggs til night time. If I remove the chick will she sit back on the remaining eggs?

    2. A second egg has been broken and the chick is alive but seems it is not ready yet what can I do to help. (I have attached a pic of the second chick) [​IMG]
     
  2. KrisH

    KrisH Chillin' With My Peeps

    you can't post pictures until about your tenth post, so no picture.

    I have no idea, but the reply will help keep ti near the top
     
  3. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    If you have an incubator, you could pop the eggs in there.....And the newly hatched chick could go in there too....
     
  4. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    Or, if you are a decently well-endowed gal, we put them in our bras.
    Sports bras work best!
     
  5. shug_a_bug

    shug_a_bug New Egg

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    I don't have an incubator but i did put the chick in a towel and placed a heat pack under it. It has started to move and chirp a bit so only time will tell.

    I will try my wife's bra to make it more comfortable.

    Thanks
     
  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Quote:A heating pad will work too. You could put it in a bowl and put a light over it for heat. I have a friend that actually hatched some eggs in a bowl. Just some suggestions.
     
  8. shug_a_bug

    shug_a_bug New Egg

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    Thanks for all your suggestions but sadly the chick did not make it [​IMG]

    Here's hoping the other unhatched eggs survive now that the mother is no longer sitting on them during the day
     
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  9. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Quote:How are you keeping them warm and the humidity?
     

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