a dead baby? Please help me with this..

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Yogalady, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. Yogalady

    Yogalady Out Of The Brooder

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    We broke two eggs - like over easy - nothing at all, were told it was that those eggs were not fertilized. So we open a third "heavy" one and it was a little chick, that looked very formed, eyes and all, but just dead... was it perhaps a live but when we opened it died or was it already dead - and also there was a distinct smell and there was yolk stuff, with red...

    ???
    We are now on day like, 22 and they should have hatched at 18ish..... do we keep the last few in or say "enough is enough"...

    We have bob white (50) eggs on the way to hatch......

    This was our first experience.

    It was so sad ... I can't believe the feeling of sadness to see this little dead chick...

    What went wrong do you think? He looked just a day or so from hatching....
     
  2. Yogalady

    Yogalady Out Of The Brooder

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    Want to add that the shell was easy for us to break but the membrane was tougher than I expected it to be...is the membrane always tough???
    There was also a bit of fluid in the egg.

    When an egg IS ready to hatch, do they hatch and fluid comes out also???
     
  3. lilbreeches

    lilbreeches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what kind of eggs were they?
     
  4. Yogalady

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    Cortunix quail....I only had eight eggs...
     

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