Sad sad day today. Lost my baby.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickenlady08, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. chickenlady08

    chickenlady08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 27, 2009
    Eastern Shore, VA
    I am so very upset right now I can't even type without crying. Ok so last nite I went to close everyone up and I have 4 broody hens inside of one coop. I always check the eggs and make sure the girls are on the right nest so I noticed that one egg had pipped and there was a cute little hole in the egg. Let me also mention this is an egg from 1 one my VERY FAVORITE hens. She is Olivia. I watched her lay this egg and since she is so sweet I wanted to hatch one of her offspring. This egg had been with another broody hen that hatched out a chick and continued to sit on this BR egg so when she decided to get off the nest to tend to her little one so I just stuck it under another hen. Now this is before she had stepped on the egg and cracked it and put a little indention in there. No fluid or blood came out and the membrane looked like it was intact so I applied clear fingernail polish to the crack and placed a piece of clear tape over the indention. Now imagine my delight when it was still thriving and growing and was due to hatch out tomorow. It was gonna come 1 day early. Man I was so excited but I made a HORRIBLE mistake. I didn't move my momma hen with my precious BR chick egg. And yep you guessed it. I came out at 6:15 this morning and the other hens had broken the egg and the baby chick was being attacked on the other side of the coop. I rushed inside and yelled to get them away and I picked it up. the poor thing was in my hand dying and I was [​IMG] my eyes out and still am. I am such an idiot to not have taken the hen out of the coop with my favorite BR egg.
    this is going to be the worst day ever.[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Thanks for hearing me rant.
  2. slackwater

    slackwater Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2010
  3. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    [​IMG] i am so sorry ..
  4. cindy99

    cindy99 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2010
    Tioga County PA
  5. blefky

    blefky life in the yard

    Mar 18, 2010
    stamford, ct
    [​IMG] So sorry, but please don't be too hard on yourself. We live and we learn - next time you'll do better. [​IMG]
  6. Amyh

    Amyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2010
    North Carolina
    Oh no! I am so sorry! [​IMG]
  7. Mrs. Feathers

    Mrs. Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2010
    I am so sorry. Big hugs to you.

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