OH CLUCK!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tenfairytoes, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. tenfairytoes

    tenfairytoes Out Of The Brooder

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    I had a hen disappear and I found her nesting. It was about 2 weeks. Now it's about hatching time by my guesstimate. I spotted the hen out yesterday and then today but she goes back the eggs naturally. Today my 7 year old, bless her heart, saw the hen and thought she was saving it's life by putting it back in with the rest of the chickens. CLUCK! I noticed it hours later when I went to pen them up and went OH why are you in here. I raced to the eggs COLD. Ditch effort I collected them put them on a nest in a cage and put the hen in with them. Nothing doing it's over. So I bring them inside and put them on a heating pad sitting in and OFF oven with a bowl of hot water for humidity. (yeah I am a nube and I feel so bad for the chicks) Blue laced red Wyandottes I am dying with them! My first ones! I found an incubator should I get it or is all lost or should I continue with this tactic I have going? I candled them they look good she had a LOT of eggs under her. Too many. 4 not good after candling.
     
  2. CayuseRanch

    CayuseRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    did you see any movement? She wouldn't sit back on the eggs?
     
  3. tenfairytoes

    tenfairytoes Out Of The Brooder

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    She pecked the egg, but she was not interested anymore she seemed to integrate back into the flock like it was nothing. When I put her into the separate hen house where she laid her eggs she just didn't go near the eggs. I don't see any movement in the eggs I can see an air sac but the rest of the egg is dark.
     
  4. tenfairytoes

    tenfairytoes Out Of The Brooder

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    OOH OOH I have movement in 3 YAHOO I turned off all the lights in the house and with the children in bed I could concentrate and YAHOO


    I an see one's foot going like crazy HOW CUTE IS THAT!
     
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  5. CayuseRanch

    CayuseRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm. Tough decision any idea what temp u have onthe eggs? If I could keep the eggs between 98 & 101 I would do that, give her the 4 infertile and pray shes sitting in the morning.
     
  6. tenfairytoes

    tenfairytoes Out Of The Brooder

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    Temp I have no clue heating pad on High with rice warmers around that just to keep the warmth from the heating pad. Would a Heat light work better? I am so excited to see that little guy's foot and I think there are 2 more with movement but my eyes are failing me I just may be willing my eyes to see it in those 2. 3 out of 5 is not bad.
     
  7. dretd

    dretd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So what happened with the hatch?
     
  8. tenfairytoes

    tenfairytoes Out Of The Brooder

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    Sadly I see no movement I am keeping them warm just another day or so just in case. I have started my incubator search.
     

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