TWINS!?! please please PLEASE help!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by nagleobr, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. nagleobr

    nagleobr Out Of The Brooder

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    About 10 or 11 days ago, I gave my broody hen some eggs to hatch. She sat ont hem faithfully for a little while, until another chicken snuck into her nest while she was on break and cracked almost all of them. One egg survived. I wiped it off and decided to give it to my other broody hen, who had some eggs just a little younger. I decided that when it hatched, I could take it inside until it's siblings hatched a few days later. So tonight i was candling them and I discovered that there are two chicks inside the egg! I have no experience with twin chicks whatsoever and I have no idea what to do. I had no idea that this was a double yolk egg until tonight. has anyone had any experience with twin chicks? If so, can you please let me know what you did and how I should go about this? Should I bring it inside and put it in the incubator? Or should I leave it with her? This is her first time being a mother, so I don't think she could help it or know what to do at all. Please, please reply! Thank you so much!
     
  2. two j farm

    two j farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't had this before but I know if you look on YouTube there is a video about how to help twins. Hope it helps! May someone else will help you. GOOD LUCK!
     
  3. rddragonhart69

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  4. nagleobr

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    Thank you, I will have to check out that video...
     
  5. two j farm

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    How is everything going with your twins?
     
  6. nagleobr

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    I am going to candle them when it gets dark here, will be moving them to the incubator this week, I think.
     
  7. nagleobr

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    Hopefully I'll be able to get some pictures....
     
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    Hope your hatch goes well. Good luck!
     
  9. nagleobr

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    Thanks!
    All of the eggs look good. The twins are both alive and moving. They are filling up the egg fast....
     
  10. nagleobr

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    does anyone have any recommendations for when hatch day comes? (day 22 should be next tues. or wed.!)
     

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