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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

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    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.
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    Day 14
     
  2. Melissa Rose

    Melissa Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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
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    I have too! They worried me the entire incubation and the peep popped out just fine!
     
  4. AHDCST

    AHDCST Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​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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