Panic...my broody hen, hatched her first egg..now ingnores the eggs!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LilbitChicken, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. LilbitChicken

    LilbitChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well. I have a feeling this is too late.....
    My broody hen hatched her first egg 3 days ago.....but then as of yesterday....had pushed all the other (7)eggs away....and is just taking care of her one chick!!!!
    WHAT do I do with the other eggs????
    I assume they have all died over the last 24 hrs..........right?????
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  2. momma's chickens

    momma's chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unfortunately it is probably is too late, I would think, but maybe not. Momma hen probably knows that they weren't going to hatch, they have a way of knowing these things. Can you candle them and see if there is any movement or if they even developed. I am sorry and congrats on your chick!
     
  3. LilbitChicken

    LilbitChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    momma's chickens :

    Unfortunately it is probably is too late, I would think, but maybe not. Momma hen probably knows that they weren't going to hatch, they have a way of knowing these things. Can you candle them and see if there is any movement or if they even developed. I am sorry and congrats on your chick!

    They were all added one at a time to her nest.....(so the ages were a day or more abpart from each other) SOOO.....candling, some appear fully formed....but no movement, and the eggs are cold)

    I am sooo upset.[​IMG]
     
  4. LilbitChicken

    LilbitChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ...another thing...I don't have a incubator.....just the eggs.....

    is there something I could have done to save them??????
     

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