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The worst feeling EVER !

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MamaChic21, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. MamaChic21

    MamaChic21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a broody mom who recently had her 1st egg hatched Dec 16, and just now I realized that there was an egg that has been hatched but not completely. It was right in front of her and I looked at it from a distance with a flash light and all I could see is small egg yolk. Two things came to my mind, either the baby chic got out and underneath her mommy or she ate the baby ( I read that some where). So I asked my husband to remover her from the broody coop and she really got upset. And there was no new baby chic, just the one that hatched 2 days ago. So when he was putting her back, she stepped on her eggs and cracked 3 of them, 1 was bloody. I took the 3 that was cracked and saw a little baby chic's inside [​IMG]. I closed her door and left them alone. Being inexperience caused the mommy hen 3 of her chics [​IMG]. But whatever happened to the one who hatched ?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    So sorry for your loss... stuff like that happens.... especially with inexperienced broodies.
     
  3. MamaChic21

    MamaChic21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we are both inexperience, mother hen and us unfortunately [​IMG] but do you think she might of ate her own baby ? I wonder what happened to her baby chic who hatched but nothing in or out of it, hmm
     
  4. coltssuperbowl83

    coltssuperbowl83 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She could have eaten it or possibly its hiding. Lets hope that it is hiding somewhere. Good luck.
     
  5. MamaChic21

    MamaChic21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I couldn't see the baby chic when my husband picked her up. I am hoping she's hiding somewhere [​IMG], but if that's not the case, do you think the other eggs are safe ? If that is remotely possible, why didn't she do something with her first hatch ? I'm so confused and sad [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2010

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