Peeping inside egg, Mama won't sit anymore!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chik'nGrl, May 23, 2011.

  1. Chik'nGrl

    Chik'nGrl New Egg

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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!
     
  2. waysidedesign

    waysidedesign Out Of The Brooder

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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....[​IMG]
     
  3. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    Any port in a storm, i say use the heat lamp and hope for the best
     
  4. natchlaly

    natchlaly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 [​IMG] sry dont have a definate answer for you but hope this helps [​IMG] is what i would do if i didnt have a bator [​IMG]
     
  5. Chik'nGrl

    Chik'nGrl New Egg

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    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!
     
  6. Sadiew

    Sadiew Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh good luck hope it all goes well, I am on day 24 and no signs of hatchings at all yet [​IMG]
     

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