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Not sure what to do with this egg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by camby, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. camby

    camby Out Of The Brooder

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    I have my first broody hen with 11 eggs that are "community" eggs. two hatched at 21 days and then a day later I am assuming the mom has started randomly destroying the eggs and when I check, dead chicks and completely destroyed eggs. BTW, some of the eggs she took were laid between 2-5 days after the ones that hatched on 21 days. So, I come home today from work and see the egg in the pic. The chick keeps moving, I can see it breathing but am thinking it hatching is a long shot. Any suggestions on what to do would be greatly appreciated.
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  2. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010
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    Do you have an incubator??????? Obviously with that amount of blood it is not ready to hatch. I gently dampen the membrane. Make sure not to get water near the nose and mouth. Then I would put it in the incubator and crossed your fingers. I think it will come out on its own when it is ready. It might take a few days before it comes out because, it is obviously not ready. Hopefully the yolk sac wasn't broken. I wouldn't try to help it hatch I think you will kill it if you do.

    Good luck,
    Michelle
     
  3. LoneOak

    LoneOak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Destroy it because it will not live.
     
  4. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010
    georgia
    A lot of times bleeds will stop and dry up. I wouldn't just kill it. If you have an incubator I would give it a chance.
     
  5. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I wouldn't kill it.

    How is the chick doing?
     
  6. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    x2 I would at least give it a chance.
     
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2013
  7. camby

    camby Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry for the delay. It didn't survive, it died within 30 minutes of me making the post. Thanks to all who responded with advice.

    dc
     

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