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Why are some of my chicks dying in the middle of hatching?

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So I took eggs from under my broody hens and they were laying them at different days, then i got an incubator and i had to take them and put them in the incubator. They started hatching a week ago and so far i have 8, but 3 of them were a surprise and had, from what i saw gotten pretty far but died in the middle of hatching. There heads were there and they looked fine from the outside but when i opened them they were all different, one looked like it was bloated and was yellow on the inside and i saw the veins like it was about to pop, the other looked like the yoke was shriveled and was a bit bloody, and the other looked like it had pushed its guts out. Im new at this and i have a feeling it has something to do with the alive and hatched chicks pushing them around and/or the fact that they were hatched in different dates but i wanted some help from professionals. Please help, i hate seeing those chicks dead.    

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:welcome I'm sorry to hear you had such a disappointing hatch. Here is a day-by-day breakdown of possible causes for embryo mortality:

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/egg-failure-to-hatch-diagnosing-incubation-problems

 

Hope that helps!

 

“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

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“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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