one hatched 2 days ago

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kasey08, May 18, 2011.

  1. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

    Mar 29, 2010
    Scottsboro, AL
    So I had eggs in my incubator and under a hen. The power went out for 3 days and only had 5 left in the incubator still alive when it came back on. I put them under the broody hen. The one under my hen I could tell it was father along then the ones in my incubator(all from the same batch) I guess just having the power off just stoped them from forming. So its been 2 days since the one egg hatched. Should I take the chick away then give it back when the others hatch? I dont want it to starve but dont want her to leave the other eggs. I candled last Sat and they looked really close. What to do?
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2011
  2. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
    Under Your bed
    Low temperatures cause late hatches. If the temperature got low when the

    power went out, then that is the reason why they are a little 'behind'. Do you

    know what the temperature got down to? As long as your seeing movement,

    or any signs of life, they should still hatch fine. Just late. You can take the chick,

    then when the others hatch, slip the little guy back under her at night.

    Good luck!
     
  3. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

    Mar 29, 2010
    Scottsboro, AL
    Yeah I think it got around 60. I had 27 eggs in the incubator. Only 5 were left
     
  4. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

    Mar 29, 2010
    Scottsboro, AL
    PLEASE HELP. Will she leave the eggs if I leave the chick in there? Should I take the eggs? Will she leave the eggs looking for the chick if I take the chick?
     
  5. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
    Under Your bed
    If the eggs do not hatch soon, theres a good chance she will leave them.

    Take the chick, if need be. Sneak him back under her once the rest hatch.
     
  6. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

    Mar 29, 2010
    Scottsboro, AL
    So you dont think she will leave the eggs looking for the chick?
     
  7. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
    Under Your bed
    She shouldn't.

    You can stick the eggs in the incubator again, and leave the little chick with mom.

    Or you can take the chick and leave the eggs. She will eventually leave the eggs,

    because chickie needs food and water after about 3 days after hatching. Mommy

    knows that and will gradually move away from the eggs. If you want, just wait and

    see what happens. If they hatch before she moves away - great, if they don't, I'd

    snatch them up and put them in the incubator. [​IMG] My hen hatched three beautiful

    chicks 5 days ago, and she is moving away from the remaining eggs. She's exploring

    with her new babies, rather than setting on the remaining eggs.
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2011
  8. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

    Mar 29, 2010
    Scottsboro, AL
    they should be close to hatching they had hardly any room left and that was 4 days ago.
     
  9. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
    Under Your bed
    Good luck! Maybe they'll hatch soon. [​IMG]
     
  10. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

    Mar 29, 2010
    Scottsboro, AL
    Another one has pipped [​IMG] I put the water next to the hen so maybe the first chick will be ok.
     

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