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can a chicken die half developed even though never getting cold, etc

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by silky_3699, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. silky_3699

    silky_3699 Songster

    Aug 15, 2011
    My Own Realm!!!
    i had some eggs under my hen billi. out of the six three hatched. the other three.....2 were infertile and the other:sick half developed chicken. What happened????? and can a chicken die inside the egg?
     

  2. eenie114

    eenie114 Completly Hopeless

    Sadly, yes. [​IMG] Sometimes that just happens, just like with humans.
     
  3. Arielle

    Arielle Crowing

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    Yes, I lost one at about 15 days. Odd.But it happens.
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Absolutely. It's nature's way of assuring that only the strong survive to propagate. Frequently these chicks have some abnormality.
     
  5. it can be caused by a lot of things.. bacteria.. poor nutrition when the hen was laying the eggs.. too high or too low incubation temps.. improper ventilation.. disease.. porous egg shells.. and improper egg turning
     

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