Peeping inside egg, Mama won't sit anymore!

Chik'nGrl

Chirping
10 Years
May 6, 2009
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My Broody hen hatched 3 chicks Sat and Sunday and has 2 more to go, unfortunately, she has no interest in these unhatched eggs now that the chicks have arrived!
I can NOT for the life of me get to her sit back on those 2 eggs. she keeps kicking them out of the nest and just sitting on the babies.
I can hear the one peeping inside the egg!! Is there anything I can do? We don't have an incubator only a heat lamp. Will they continue to hatch under just the heat lamp? What about humidity?
HELP!
 

waysidedesign

In the Brooder
8 Years
May 20, 2011
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ohhh....so sad.....I can't get mine to pip yet and we are on day 22 in a nice new incubator....
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natchlaly

Songster
12 Years
Jul 2, 2007
148
1
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east yorkshire UK
I would give the heat lamp a go and put some faceclothes or towels that are dampened with warm water next to them to try and heighten the humidity
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sry dont have a definate answer for you but hope this helps
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is what i would do if i didnt have a bator
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Chik'nGrl

Chirping
10 Years
May 6, 2009
5
0
60
Thanks, I have them under the heat lamp and I put a wet sponge next to them and a garden "greenhouse" top on it to try to build up the humidity. One has pipped! Hopefully it's warm/humid enough for it to get the rest of the way out! Crossing our fingers!
 

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