Peeps seem to be developed but not able to break out

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cluckpalace, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. cluckpalace

    cluckpalace New Egg

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    My first broody hen is post 21 days in her hatching. I noticed this morning that one of her three eggs is broken open on one side, (not a typical line of hatching that I see when I incubate) and a few sweet lil feathers sticking out. I see absolutely no movement at all....the other two eggs show no sign of hatching yet. Should I just leave the egg that appears to have a dead peep in it? Should I just be patient or can/should I do something at this point. I am concerned that I should intervene cause I would hate to loose peeps in the last days. [​IMG] Any thoughts would be appreciated. Note: this is the first time I have had a hen hatch her eggs. I have incubated them always in the past. Excited but starting to get sad.
     
  2. loanwizard

    loanwizard Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would not interfere but that is a personal preference. I am quite certain that momma knows better than we do.

    Shawn
     
  3. cluckpalace

    cluckpalace New Egg

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    Thanks. I think that is the way to go. I will just leave her be and hope for the best.
     

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