New Momma

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 70sChickie, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. 70sChickie

    70sChickie Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone.... I am new to this! Having lots of drama. This morning I took an egg that I was sure wasn't marked ( which I learned to do ) and cracked it to put in my dog bowl and there is a chick with feathers and all breathing inside it. I can;t believe I did that!! I have no incubator. I'm not sure what to do. The egg has a hole in it now. There is a little blood. OMG! I need help fast! I have a little Momma sitting on a few eggs she already has a few chicks and I am wondering if I should put it with her. Only thing is that is is broken open. Can't be long from hatching though because it feathers are there,
     
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  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a way to keep it warm? A shoe box light bulb etc?
     
  3. redsoxs

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  4. 70sChickie

    70sChickie Out Of The Brooder

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    I have it in a little plastic bowl with wood shavings on the stove top with the oven on just a little warm .... I am wondering if I could put it in with my nice peaceful little hen?
     
  5. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It needs to be 99.5º-102º . Was it under a hen originally?
     
  6. 70sChickie

    70sChickie Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes but it was unmarked so I took it into the house thinking it was new. It sat all night on my counter. I broke it open this morning. Its still alive. I have it under a lightbulb now. its nice and warm but I still wonder if I should set it under my one hen who has a few eggs and 3 chicks
     
  7. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Was that the hen that was sitting on it?
     
  8. 70sChickie

    70sChickie Out Of The Brooder

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    not the hen I am planning to put it under. not sure which of the other 2 were sitting on it. I left one with the chicks and took the other out cause they were killing each others chicks
     
  9. 70sChickie

    70sChickie Out Of The Brooder

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    I thought it would be ok to out it under the one that seems more peaceful and is on her own. Maybe I should put it under the one I left with the chicks that were being killed? She was with that egg. Also should I let it hatch and then introduce it or do it now? OMG I had no idea what was coming.
     
  10. 70sChickie

    70sChickie Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks looks like I am going to need it .... or at least the chicks that are in my care will. Geeeez!
     

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