Another rotten chick! (GRAPHIC)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by shelby528, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. shelby528

    shelby528 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know the picture isnt really good but can ANYONE and I mean anyone explain why the eggs are going bad after day 17! I had a power outage for 3 hours but temp only dropped to 94 and humidity stayed at 50-70% the entire time! [​IMG][​IMG] its getting to the point where im like GAHHH! [​IMG] [​IMG] the first one was ok i might add the second was thriving an hr before i left came back and DEAD! grr
     
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  2. shanshan51

    shanshan51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ahhhh [​IMG] was it in the bator when you found it like that?
     
  3. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I think that one) your humidity is too high.

    I incubate at 40 and hatch at 50 or a bit higher, never over 60.
     
  4. shelby528

    shelby528 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes it was in the bator when I found it...Ive always hatched like that..over 70 for lockdown
     
  5. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Buy some Oxine and put 7 drops per gallon of water and use this water for your incubator humidity. This will sanitize all eggs and keep the incubator clean.
    That is the next thought I had.
     
  6. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Your humidity is way too high, I do mine at 35-40%. The chicks can drown in the shell.
     

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