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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AmyLynn2374, May 8, 2015.

  1. BYC910

    BYC910 Flock Master Premium Member

    The way I have it figured SC you have at least a coop full of friends [​IMG] hmmm sky lights for chickens that might work. I am putting lights in all mine .but its do little work a lot go a little and then the thread addiction it is worse than chicken addiction!! you can say what you want to on here but we'll never see it so go a head I like blank spots there easy to read
     
  2. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    I was really looking for vents and would like to put in a window, and found these roof vents with a translucent plastic cover to let light in too. I'm going to order a couple and see how they work.
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  3. silkiecuddles

    silkiecuddles FortheLoveofSilkies

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    Kind of. She is sitting on four eggs I think. She originally had 6, but I moved one and then she broke one. The egg is pretty big and it's stuck to the feathers on her keel. It's dry. I think it happened yesterday.
     
  4. BYC910

    BYC910 Flock Master Premium Member

    try taking a warm wet wash cloth very warm very wet working around where its stuck it should loosen if you get it wet enough for long enough
     
  5. silkiecuddles

    silkiecuddles FortheLoveofSilkies

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    Ok, thanks BYC and sideWing.
     
  6. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    I'd just bring her in, give her a bath in warm water and maybe a little mild soap, rinse her off and blow dry her - then put her back on the nest. Have everything ready beforehand so you can do it quickly.
     
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  7. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

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    What day of incubation are they? Do you have access to an incubator? I think it would be important to get the stink off her, b/c it's a breeding ground for bacteria. But, you risk breaking her broodiness. It's a calculated risk, either way. I think if I were in your shoes, I'd do a very wet sponge bath followed by a blow drier. If you can have someone do a nest clean up at the same time, that would be best as she'd be off the nest for a shorter time. Then, when you put her back, can you block her into the nest, and keep it dark to be sure she settles back into her broody role? I've never dealt with it, just saying what I'd do.
     
  8. WVduckchick

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    You could cut it out. May not look the prettiest, but would probably be the quickest, least stressful on her. Is she not trying to pick it out herself?
     
  9. BYC910

    BYC910 Flock Master Premium Member

    it should only take five minutes to loosen the egg the nest should be ok and the moisture should not hurt the other eggs very warm
     
  10. silkiecuddles

    silkiecuddles FortheLoveofSilkies

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    Thanks for all the good info. I have an incubator, but I don't know what day they're on and I don't actually need these to hatch. I just put them under her. The one egg I actually "need" to hatch I put under my broody pigeon. I'll try bathing it off her. I'll probably just toss all the eggs out. :(
     

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