Please Help! Cracked Egg! ~Pics~

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TwinsLoveChicks, May 28, 2016.

  1. TwinsLoveChicks

    TwinsLoveChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This afternoon when I went to check on my broody and her chicks, I found her dust-bathing in her nest of eggs. Thankfully no chicks were hurt, but one of the eggs is cracked pretty badly. I don't know if it's still alive, but I have it under a heat lamp. I don't have any way of adding humidity, though. I think it's around two to three weeks old. Here's a picture.

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    Thank you in advance!
     
  2. Lozuufy

    Lozuufy Pigeons are nutty Premium Member

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    Looks like just the shell was cracked (not the membrane) so there is a chance it could survive. You could put some damp paper towels around it for humidity, also do you have a thermometer? Temp should be around 99 degrees, slightly cooler is better than hotter, try to keep it at least under 103 degrees.
     
  3. TwinsLoveChicks

    TwinsLoveChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for answering! I'll put some towels around it. Unfortunately I don't have a thermometer. Is there any other way to regulate it's temperature?
     
  4. two j farm

    two j farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could put some wax on it and put it back under her
     
  5. TwinsLoveChicks

    TwinsLoveChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had thought of doing that, but I'm worried that she'll peck at the wax.
     
  6. Lozuufy

    Lozuufy Pigeons are nutty Premium Member

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    Any updates?

    To test temp you could touch the egg to the corner of your eye (it's very temperature sensitive there) and feel if it feels about body temp. Sorry I didn't see the last few posts til now
     

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