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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

    Feb 19, 2011
    Massachusetts, USA
    Yes, I lost one at about 15 days. Odd.But it happens.
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    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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