Oh no!! I had a few Brahma escapees over the summer and ended up having to go buy a few at TSC just to give the last remaining two a few friends. It's hard when you're on so much space and you can't be everywhere at once to find them.
I'm glad you timed it just right to save the little one!Something in my gut said to make a safety hole for the egg. I’m glad I did, it was not even internally pipped, come to find out it’s malpositioned. Not terribly bad, but I think if I wouldn’t have checked, I would have lost it. It was already “chewing” before I got it’s beak out. I got it’s beak out without issue.
the egg is back in the incubator with a damp washcloth around it. It still has a little veining, but as long as it can breathe, I’m good.
it makes assisting so much easier when there is only 1 egg in the bator!