Can chicks get to big in eggs,

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bloomnbeauty, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. bloomnbeauty

    bloomnbeauty Delux Cluxs

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    In my last hatch some of the eggs were pipped but chicks didn't hatch. When I opened the eggs I found chicks that looked like they were to big to turn and zip. Any ideas what would cause that? I have another batch in the bator and would like to prevent this happening again.
     
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    Sometimes they can get stuck b/c they're too big or b/c they have a deformity/weakness that causes them not to be able to turn around all the way. I've had to help a few out here and there, so just keep an eye on them and intervene as necessary.
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  4. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    WOW, what wonderful information. Thanks Jody
     
  5. citychickers

    citychickers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That information is AMAZING! WOW! Thank you for posting that! [​IMG]
     
  6. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You're welcome. There are several of those links inside the sticky at the top of the page. I highly encourage folks who are new to hatching to read them. They all have great info for incubating and hatching. I especially love this one.. http://gallus.tamu.edu/Extension%20publications/b6092.pdf
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    keep a copy in my incubation tracking binder and it is with me for all of my hatches. Even if I don't refer to it as much as I used to, I find it very helpful when I doubt myself.

    Jody
     
  7. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    I had some pullet eggs which were much smaller than normal size for the breed that the chicks could not get positioned to hatch. The only survivors are the ones I helped out of their eggs.
     
  8. UrbanMama

    UrbanMama Gone Country....

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    Quote:Excellent link! I printed copies for both of my daughters and myself...incubating, hatching and raising chickens are all part of school this year!

    Thanks Jody!
     
  9. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    Quote:Ditto, same thing happened to me. It was what was sent to me, not my choice [​IMG]
     

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