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What am I doing wrong. 2 fully developed chicks both dead. 98.5 temp. 63% humidity. Makes me so sad!!
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Sorry but I don't have any solve-it-all answers but I hope you have a good hatch.

 

I have several mix-breeds under a broody right now.

 

And four in my make shift incubator.

 

Micah


Edited by micah wotring - 5/10/16 at 1:39pm
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Where are you getting your eggs from?  If they are your own, are the hens healthy and well fed.  Have enough calcium?  Are the parent birds perhaps related and from a line of heavily inbred birds?

 

There are many reasons why a chick will die at the end.  It could be disease which crosses the ova, incubator fluctuations you are not aware of, chick could have a hidden deformity either spontaneous or genetic, which I would more suspect of.  It's odd both eggs did not hatch, are they out of the same hen if they are yours?

 

I get non hatchers which seem to die around day 18 or 19, no signs of defects, but I know my chicken type are very inbred with limited bloodlines (sultans).  I changed my rooster to one acquired from another location and have had much better success.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/yellowherbs-swap-page

Everyone should have a Sultan in their flock

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http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/yellowherbs-swap-page

Everyone should have a Sultan in their flock

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What am I doing wrong. 2 fully developed chicks both dead. 98.5 temp. 63% humidity. Makes me so sad!!

:welcome

 

We can help you trouble shoot but we'd need more info.  What kind of incubator are you using (model), is it still air or forced, and what have your temps been for the incubation period? Have you ever checked your thermometers/hygrometers for accuracy?  What was your humidity for the first 17 days?  When you did eggtopsies were the chicks pretty wet? Extra fluid in the egg? 

Most cases late term deaths relate to temps/humidity or air flow.  Do you have your vents open for hatch?


Edited by AmyLynn2374 - 5/10/16 at 7:57pm

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I have a Brinsea Mini Advanced. Temp before and at hatch is 98.5. Humidity before lockdown is 45 to 50% humidity during lockdown about 63% It is a forced air self turning Inc. The chick was damp and had not fully absorbed yolk sac. It pipped a small spot and then quit. Today it was dead in the shell. There was no extra moisture in the shell. Air sack was not pipped it was more in the center of the egg. I've checked for accuracy with new thermometer and hygrometer.
Another one has pipped tonight so well see what happens no .
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I have a Brinsea Mini Advanced. Temp before and at hatch is 98.5. Humidity before lockdown is 45 to 50% humidity during lockdown about 63% It is a forced air self turning Inc. The chick was damp and had not fully absorbed yolk sac. It pipped a small spot and then quit. Today it was dead in the shell. There was no extra moisture in the shell. Air sack was not pipped it was more in the center of the egg. I've checked for accuracy with new thermometer and hygrometer.
Another one has pipped tonight so well see what happens no .

So I have a question. Why do you run it 98.5 instead of 99.5?   So it was malepositioned.  Good luck on the other pipper.

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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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