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barchorses52

Chirping
Dec 5, 2019
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Ok here goes she hatched 1 chick. She's an awesome mom so she left the eggs. I took the 6 left and did the water test. There was only 1 moving the rest were at the bottom and there was 1 with no movement. In case no one knows when they get close to hatching you can put the eggs in warm water and the movers are alive. I hatched that chick I took him to see mom she didn't try to hurt him but since he didn't get it I put him in the brooder. If it warms back up I plan on letting him be with mom but if it gets cold he doesn't know what to do
 

barchorses52

Chirping
Dec 5, 2019
20
45
51
Ok here goes she hatched 1 chick. She's an awesome mom so she left the eggs. I took the 6 left and did the water test. There was only 1 moving the rest were at the bottom and there was 1 with no movement. In case no one knows when they get close to hatching you can put the eggs in warm water and the movers are alive. I hatched that chick I took him to see mom she didn't try to hurt him but since he didn't get it I put him in the brooder. If it warms back up I plan on letting him be with mom but if it gets cold he doesn't know what to do
So he will come back to brooder
 

NatJ

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I took the 6 left and did the water test. There was only 1 moving the rest were at the bottom and there was 1 with no movement. In case no one knows when they get close to hatching you can put the eggs in warm water and the movers are alive.

There are other ways to tell, too. You can candle the eggs, listen for peeping, and just watch to see if the eggs wiggle.

If you put the eggs in water, there is a risk of drowning any live chicks that were in the eggs, so I would recommend trying other methods first.

(In your case it worked fine, so I'm just posting this for the sake of anyone else who may be reading this thread to learn from it.)
 

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