Please help!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by em530, May 4, 2016.

  1. em530

    em530 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My silkie hen has been sat on her eggs (only 3) and one has pipped today, all the way through she has shuffled her nest about sometimes leaving eggs and letting them get cold which is why she only has 3 now, I have checked her this morning she was sat on them, checked her a couple of hours later and she has shuffled across leaving her eggs not sat on, and one has pipped!! I'm worried that the air getting to the egg will affect the chick hatching?? I have no idea what to do she is sat back on them at the moment but has the damage already been done? Any help appreciated!! Thankyou
     
  2. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hopefully the chick has hatched by now. If the egg was not uncovered for too long, there is a very good chance that the chick will hatch. You may want to consider using a small diameter but deeper nesting box so the hen is not able to constantly shift her nest. My silkie tends to do that too, but always has her eggs covered. Your silkie's eye sight might be impaired by her top knot. Trimming these feathers when she is brooding may help her be able to see those eggs that are not covered.
     
  3. em530

    em530 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can hear cheaping but not seen the chick yet hopefully soon, yes I definitely won't let her brood in that nest box again as it was too long and gave her opportunity to move about and thanks for the advice I never thought about her not being able to see due to her fluff (a good thing for me to remember) hopefully there will be a fluffy chick in the morning [​IMG]
     
  4. em530

    em530 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm happy to say the chick has hatched [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. chickenzooo

    chickenzooo Out Of The Brooder

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    Will you post a picture of the chick? I love seeing new fuzz buts :)
     
  6. em530

    em530 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Of course I will get one shortly [​IMG]
     
  7. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're welcome. So glad to read that the chick hatched.
     
  8. em530

    em530 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some pictures as promised sorry about the delay[​IMG]
     
  9. em530

    em530 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]
     
  10. chickenzooo

    chickenzooo Out Of The Brooder

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    Adorable :love
     

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