Bad hatch and dying chicks!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by puredelite, May 17, 2011.

  1. puredelite

    puredelite Chillin' With My Peeps

    First off had a power out-age for 4-5 hrs. about have way thru the incubation period. Covered 'bator to insulate it so was still warm. Out of the few chicks that did hatch have had several that seemed "top-heavy" and couldn't stand but would roll over on their back and die within a couple of hours. One survivor has curled toes on one foot but is otherwise fine and eating. Would the power failure cause these problems or something else to blame? Any input appreciated!!
  2. quiltnchik

    quiltnchik Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2009
    Quote:Normally when you throw a blanket over an incubator during a power failure, the humidity spikes as the temp drops. It sounds like the humidity got too high, which is what caused your hatching problems and the chick abnormalities. Sorry this happened [​IMG]

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