What to do? Advice please

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Crusty McPottydoodle, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. Crusty McPottydoodle

    Crusty McPottydoodle Songster

    Mar 14, 2009
    The Wet Coast
    So First chick hatched Friday/Saturday and there are still 4 eggs beneath Gussie. I just pulled them out to have a look and I don't see any sign of pipping. Of course, it doesn't help that I scratched my cornea on Saturday, reacted to the antibiotic drops and now have a patch on my eye and demerol coursing through my blood stream.

    Should I just open up the maternity ward door (it is a travel kennel inside the chicken house portion of the coop) so Gussie can get up and leave the eggs herself?

    or should I give up on the eggs and remove them?

  2. apc

    apc Songster

    Nov 4, 2009
    Chickland, Il
    Id give it a few more days [​IMG] you just never know!
  3. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

    Jun 10, 2010
    If you're able to sit nearby, you may be able to hear the eggs peep, or try candling to see if they move... but even if neither of those things work, I'd give it a day or two more just in case. Sometimes there are early hatchers and late hatchers, just depends on the egg.

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