Somethings wrong

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by remisophy, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. remisophy

    remisophy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    something went wrong out of 6 eggs 2'live babies 4 days later the hen opened a egg baby lived 2 hours today she opened and ate one and the other died in shell. I have 1 egg intact I took from the hen its bundled in clothes on a heating pad I dont know if I can save this baby. or why this happened. this is the first time with babies
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Some first time broodies just don't get it.

    Better luck next time.
     
  3. remisophy

    remisophy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one egg.left how do I save the baby
     
  4. trapper john

    trapper john Out Of The Brooder

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    Keep it warm and keep an eye on it keep it humid it will prop pull threw. hank in there keep posting.
     
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  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    I think first of all you should make sure there is a live chick in that egg... Candle the egg and/or hold it against your ear and tap it with your fingernail. Listen for a response from the chick. If there's no sign of life you can open the egg to investigate. I'd suggest you read through this article first. It will tell you exactly what to do and what to look for:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/step-by-step-guide-to-assisted-hatching
     
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  6. remisophy

    remisophy Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. remisophy

    remisophy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you
     
  8. remisophy

    remisophy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do I keep the egg humid? itsin between a towel with heating pad on the bottomI
     
  9. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    You could wrap it in a damp tissue paper/towel. Any sign of life yet?
     
  10. remisophy

    remisophy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes we tapped on the egg and baby responded
     

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