need HELP...urgent!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gemma24, May 30, 2016.

  1. gemma24

    gemma24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    help!!!! my broody moved today and her eggs are already 18 days old! she was off her eggs for 5 HOURS!!!......do you think the eggs are dead yet? if so would slipping a chick under her work?...please help.[​IMG]
     
  2. kuchchicks

    kuchchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is she back on her eggs now? I would not give up hope. I had the same thing happen because my hen went back to the wrong nest. I thought all of her eggs died. It happened around day 7 for us. Well they hatched this past Friday! So they still could hatch. I would wait and see. Is she back on the nest now? As far as placing a chick under her I have done that twice successfully. You have to do it as closely to the chick hatching as possible for the chick to imprint and the mother to accept. Just slide it up under her and just watch to make sure she accepts it.
     
  3. gemma24

    gemma24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes she is back on her nest. I will wait till day 21 before taking out eggs or giving her chicks.

    have fun with the chicks!
     
  4. TwinsLoveChicks

    TwinsLoveChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would leave her too. I've had chicks hatch after up to two or three days of the hen leaving.
     
  5. gemma24

    gemma24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks!
     

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