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Remove empty egg shell?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AnastasiaY, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. AnastasiaY

    AnastasiaY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My broody just hatched 1/3 eggs and the chick keeps falling over the shell. Should I remove it or just let it be?

    P.S. First hatch ever. and just this morning I was dreaming that the chicks hatched, and as the last chick was hatching in my dream, my sister screamed at me to "wake up the chicks are hatching!". It was amazing.
     
  2. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    Please leave momma alone unless you see a more serious problem.

    Hope you have a sucessful hatch.

    Rancher
     
  3. AnastasiaY

    AnastasiaY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay thanks.
     
  4. RedRoosterFarm

    RedRoosterFarm **LOVE MY SERAMAS**

    I agree. momma will take over. Congrats![​IMG]
     
  5. Urbanfarmerkc

    Urbanfarmerkc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do when I am hatching in the incubator. Seems to help prevent sprattled legs. I NEVER touch the hen when she is broody. I let nature do what it was intended to do. Of course, it is difficult but in the end, she will be a better mama and the chicks healthier if left to their own devices.

    Dave
     

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