Not sure HOW this chick is still hanging on

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lswatson111304, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. lswatson111304

    lswatson111304 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 18, 2009
    Milano, TX
    I have 5 eggs left of my busted/detached air cell shipment. All of them are still moving. 2 air cells don't look horrible, 2 look a little better than this one, but still bad and this one looks HORRIBLE! I don't know how this baby is still hanging on in there and I'm not really holding out much hope.
    Day 14
  2. Melissa Rose

    Melissa Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 14, 2011
    South Texas
    Quote:I've actually hatched some healthy chicks from eggs like your pic from shipped eggs so don't give up on it [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  3. bikerchic

    bikerchic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 22, 2011
    I have too! They worried me the entire incubation and the peep popped out just fine!

    AHDCST Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2011
    [​IMG] Don't give up on them yet! I have had several like that or worse hatch. I even had one that stopped moving while it was hatching and I took a chance and finished pulling away the shell. I knew it might not make it with my help but it wouldn't make it without me trying. I even breathed a couple tiny puffs of air into it's little beak and it made it! It went on to a friend of mine that fostered some of my fall hatch chicks( remind my husband not to put several waves of eggs in the incubator-I ended up with 15 chicks at once!) since I had soo many hatch my brooder box was full as was my schedule. He sent them all on to a friend wanting hens. I don't believe in "locking down" the incubator at day 18. I watch and assist as needed with my little ones. Some times I can help and make a difference and sometimes I help and they fail but I have to try. I can't stand by and watch a helpless little thing try so hard and fail. Everyone has their way of handling the hatch but this is my way.

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