OMG My Salvaged Egg is Chirping - UPDATE - It didn't make it

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mj_n_peeps, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. mj_n_peeps

    mj_n_peeps Out Of The Brooder

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    My broody hen abadoned several of her eggs after the first 6 hatchlings last Friday/Saturday. I came home a few days ago, Tuesday I think, to find that she rolled 7 eggs (of the remaining 12) right out of the next. Well, I don't have an incubator so I stuck them under a heat lamp with a thermometer and a wet kitchen towel. One pipped but never zipped and hatched. I tried the bra thing, but it didn't seem to help. I then tried putting it back under mom two nights ago and found it today half unshelled and very dead. The membrane was very thick and the yolk sac was never absorbed. In the meantime I forgot about the other 6 and just assumed by this time they were all dead. I wasn't able to detect muh of anything when I candled them Tuesday night.

    Well..... tonight I went into the room to turn off the heat light and clear it out and then one of the eggs chirpped!!! And loudly!!! Noexternal pip yet, but I'm so excited!!! I checked the temp (right around 98-99ish), added more water to the kitchen towels and now I sit and wait! I even found a hydrometer to keep tabs on the humidity level, but it's a bit hard to do with out a real bator!

    I am beside myself with excitement and worry!!! I'm on a cleaning frenzy to keep busy!! Please keep your fingers crossed for me that I am able to save this little peep!!!
     
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2011
  2. bhazell123

    bhazell123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. crazyeggs

    crazyeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Good Luck [​IMG]
     
  4. matlock585

    matlock585 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. pinkwindsong

    pinkwindsong Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how exciting.. hope it makes it..

    blessed be and big smiles with fingers crossed...
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  6. chickenology

    chickenology Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you run out of dirty house to clean, please stop by my house.[​IMG] Hope the hatch continues to go well!! [​IMG]
     
  7. mj_n_peeps

    mj_n_peeps Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the good luck!

    I know ths is going to be a silly question.... but how long from internal to external pip? I heard the chirpping for the first time around 830pm, but I have no idea how long it was going on before that. I worry that the egg and membrane would dry out before the peeper had a real chance. Espeically since I left it unattended for at least two or three days. Is that possible?

    MJ
     
  8. mj_n_peeps

    mj_n_peeps Out Of The Brooder

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    it's still only chirpping after 7 hours..... but no external pip. What do I do???
     
  9. Alexander

    Alexander Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] and wait...
     
  10. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    There isn't really anything you can do but wait. If it is meant to hatch it will. If you try to help it, it won't make it. Be patient.
     

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