What has gone wrong ??

gillyjo

Hatching
7 Years
Jun 2, 2012
2
0
7
HELP !!
We are on day 21 of my broody's (Isobel) first batch of eggs. The first chick hatched on day 19 and i found it in the morning lying dead in front of Isobel. The 2nd hatched day 20 and when i went to check it too was lying in front of Isobel, barely living. I kept it alive for 1 hour but sadly it died too ! Isobel was not showing any interest and was happy to let me lift the chicks out. They did not appear injured. She is sitting on 2 more eggs - i dont know if they are viable or not but i am frightened the same thing will happen again. I checked when she last left nest and heard no cheeping or tapping - does this mean they are not likely to hatch soon - can i go to bed and leave her ?????

She has been so dedicated to the eggs - why would she do this ?

Thanks x
 

gillyjo

Hatching
7 Years
Jun 2, 2012
2
0
7
Me neither - aww well no luck this time (the other 2 didn't hatch ). Have to decide whether to try her again sometime !
 

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