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Originally Posted by WVduckchick View Post

So cute! Love the double-butt shot! big_smile.png
Wow, that is strange. But if they all came from the same breeder and the other one came from somewhere different, I'd have to lean toward the breeding. Or shipping maybe? Maybe the eggs were exposed to something hazardous along the way??

So sorry for your loss sad.png
Thank you and I hadn't thought of any weird over X-ray exposure or something.... Huh
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Have a ?, kind of already know but I was candling my egg's and one that had veining slipped. i caught it but when i recandled it looks like the yolk broke. Will it still develop? I feel horrible.
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Originally Posted by Lilmissesmom View Post

Have a ?, kind of already know but I was candling my egg's and one that had veining slipped. i caught it but when i recandled it looks like the yolk broke. Will it still develop? I feel horrible.

If it truly broke, then no, it won't develop. But I'd leave it for a few days to make sure it actually broke... Good luck.

And don't feel bad, most of us have had them slip a time or twelve. hmm.png
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post #8244 of 9976
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Originally Posted by ShanandGem View Post

Well,  we ended up with 13 babies out of 16 eggs.  One was clear (it was dark green and I couldn't see into it AT ALL) one died on hatch day without ever internally pipping, and one hatched with an unabsorbed yolk sac and died the following day.  This is our best hatch ever and I am pretty thrilled with the results, although I wish we could have saved the one with the yolk issue.
They're a rainbow of colors, both purebreds and some fun crosses (Black Copper Marans/Splash Orpington makes CUTE babies).
That's great!! Sorry for the ones you lost but great results overall!
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Originally Posted by WVduckchick View Post

Or shipping maybe? Maybe the eggs were exposed to something hazardous along the way??
X2, this is what I was thinking.
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Originally Posted by RavynFallen View Post

Paints are in lockdown... 12/13 still alive and kicking... not sure how good the hatch will be though... looks like several of them their CAM's didn't finish developing... hmm.png
I'll keep my fl.gif! Keep me posted!!
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Originally Posted by Lilmissesmom View Post

Have a ?, kind of already know but I was candling my egg's and one that had veining slipped. i caught it but when i recandled it looks like the yolk broke. Will it still develop? I feel horrible.
I've dropped and cracked my fair share of eggs too. Hopefully it wil be ok. fl.gif
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My last egg I'm waiting on to hatch I heard peeping and felt movement when I picked it up to check it. And now it's 2 days later and I don't hear anything or feel anything from it. Should I go ahead and try to give it a little help or just wait and see? I sometimes hear that if the chick doesn't poke a hole in the egg to breath on time that they can suffocate and that's what I'm afraid will happen.
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My incubator seemed to spike last night between 12am and 5:30am. It was at 108 when I checked. Will that kill my eggs that are 7-14 days old?
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Originally Posted by Tashaf View Post

My last egg I'm waiting on to hatch I heard peeping and felt movement when I picked it up to check it. And now it's 2 days later and I don't hear anything or feel anything from it. Should I go ahead and try to give it a little help or just wait and see? I sometimes hear that if the chick doesn't poke a hole in the egg to breath on time that they can suffocate and that's what I'm afraid will happen.
Yes, if it's been 2 days. I first would candle the egg really well to see if you can see anything (like where the beak is) and then start by making a small hole and try to see if the chick is still alive.
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Originally Posted by Tashaf View Post

My incubator seemed to spike last night between 12am and 5:30am. It was at 108 when I checked. Will that kill my eggs that are 7-14 days old?
It depends on how long it was that high. Have you candled them to check? 108 is a deadly high temperature. fl.gif
post #8248 of 9976
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Originally Posted by RubyNala97 View Post

Yes, if it's been 2 days. I first would candle the egg really well to see if you can see anything (like where the beak is) and then start by making a small hole and try to see if the chick is still alive.
It depends on how long it was that high. Have you candled them to check? 108 is a deadly high temperature. fl.gif

I started a small crack in the egg to try and see if I could help it out or at least try to put a small hole where the chicks beak would be for air for him to breath and some clear liquid came out. So, it freaked me out cause I'm afraid of doing something wrong to it. So, I've stopped for now and tried to cover up the tiny hole. I can't see through the eggs very well cause they're dark eggs. What do I do or how do I know how to help the chick out????
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Originally Posted by Tashaf View Post

I started a small crack in the egg to try and see if I could help it out or at least try to put a small hole where the chicks beak would be for air for him to breath and some clear liquid came out. So, it freaked me out cause I'm afraid of doing something wrong to it. So, I've stopped for now and tried to cover up the tiny hole. I can't see through the eggs very well cause they're dark eggs. What do I do or how do I know how to help the chick out????
Ok where do you make the crack? Take the egg out and make sure you open up the air cell. Just take a screw and twist the tip in the shell. Once it punctures the shell you can use tweezers to open up that tiny hole and make it bigger. Big enough to see inside, like the size of a dime. Honestly I don't think the chick is alive so it really shouldn't make a big difference how big the hole is. I'm sorry. hugs.gif
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Originally Posted by ShanandGem View Post

Well,  we ended up with 13 babies out of 16 eggs.  One was clear (it was dark green and I couldn't see into it AT ALL) one died on hatch day without ever internally pipping, and one hatched with an unabsorbed yolk sac and died the following day.  This is our best hatch ever and I am pretty thrilled with the results, although I wish we could have saved the one with the yolk issue.
They're a rainbow of colors, both purebreds and some fun crosses (Black Copper Marans/Splash Orpington makes CUTE babies).
Congrats!

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Originally Posted by dcba flock View Post

I ended up losing all 5 of the Wyandottes chicks I hatched none of them seemed right from the start I did have another hatch from a different breeder w/o any issues its in w/ some older Orp chicks and it's doing great. So strange they all had some kind of physical issue and none would eat or drink at all I tried vitamins droppering electrolyte water boiled eggs wet feed etc etc etc. the last one died this morning it couldn't turn its little head at all. I have hatched close to 100 chicks this fall and many many more in past years and never had this occur. I'm thinking it was bad breeding I can't rule out an incubator issue but just seems bizarre that the other chick is completely normal. I have another 4 due at the end of the week from a great breeder I have hatched from before but I'm having so much anxiety.... Hoping it's not an error/oversight on my part.
I'd say either genetic or shipping disaster.

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Originally Posted by RubyNala97 View Post

Ok where do you make the crack? Take the egg out and make sure you open up the air cell. Just take a screw and twist the tip in the shell. Once it punctures the shell you can use tweezers to open up that tiny hole and make it bigger. Big enough to see inside, like the size of a dime. Honestly I don't think the chick is alive so it really shouldn't make a big difference how big the hole is. I'm sorry. hugs.gif
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How has everyone been? Busy here, can't wait for Christmas. How did Ravyn's paints come out? I didn't miss an update did I? Ruby, you've got more in right? How are they doing? If I have my new bator and everything goes as planned, I think I'm going to do a silkie hatch for Easter this next year.

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Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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