Waiting on a friend..........

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lurky, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    [​IMG] The second one has not pipped but has been rockin and rollin and peeping too long..........24 hours now.
    If it doesn't hatch, someone is going to be very disappointed [​IMG]

  2. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    what a cute pic !!!!!!! sure hope it hatches so the little one has a buddy !!!!!

    How are you hatching your eggs ? I was just wondering about the shavings, are they in your bator ??
  3. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I actually had them under an irresponsible broody.....she abandoned them with only a few days to go. So i put them in a cage under a heat lamp. Siz8003 has a chick she said i can come get if needed [​IMG]
    I hear a strong peeping in the egg still. They are Mille Fluer from Chickn [​IMG]
  4. jhm47

    jhm47 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2008
    If you aren't providing any humidity for the unhatched egg, you will have a problem. The humidity needs to be increased in incubators when the eggs near hatching time, and by putting the egg under a lamp, you dried it out too much. I have no idea how the other egg managed to hatch, but apparently you got lucky. Perhaps some others on this board will be able to help you to correct this situation. Maybe you could LIGHTLY mist the egg, and dampen the shavings below it. Might help some. And---if the egg does pip some, carefully break away the broken spot in the shell, and VERY carefully puncture (pin prick) the membrane below it. This will allow the chick to receive oxygen better. Be VERY careful when doing this. The chick needs oxygen more than food/water at this stage. He has a good supply of energy from the absorption of the yolk at this time. Good luck!
  5. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I would also dampen the shavings below the eggs, and mist the egg. It needs humidity, otherwise the membrane will dry up and the chick will get serane (sp?) wrapped in the egg
  6. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    Oooh, I sure hope it hatches. It would be such a shame to lose a little life now. Keeping my fingers crossed.
  7. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Yup, it has to have the humidity....
  8. siz8003

    siz8003 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Did the other one hatch yet?
  9. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I didn't know anyone replied to this post after the first reply [​IMG] Anyway........i was really happy because I was not thinking the best for this egg hatching.......but the negative thinking had no impact [​IMG]
    The one on the left was the one still in the egg. In this picture, baby chick #1 was explaining to baby chick #2 how the big goofy duck was in there to make ME feel better about the lonliness [​IMG]

  10. Solsken Farm

    Solsken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Lurky! Awwwww. How sweet!

    I am so happy Baby #1 got a buddy!!!!!!

    We have 4 mille fleur d'uccles from Chickn. I will try to get a shot and post it here. They were hatched 7/8. So about 9 weeks old. Our children adore them. Two days ago Stuart Little, a roo, started crowing. It was pathetic and the children thought it was the funniest thing, but he was so proud of himself. [​IMG] We got 2 boys and 2 girls. Their little feathered feet and chubby faces are so cute and they are just the sweetest calmest little birds.[​IMG] Enjoy them.[​IMG]

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