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can I tell if the chicks in the eggs are dead?UPDA (EGG EXPLODED!!!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by GoldenSparrow, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2011
    how can I tell if the chicks in my eggs are dead or alive?

    I dont know how old the eggs are, but there ARE chicks in them.

    there all black.
    there now in my incubator.
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2011
  2. golly_dolly

    golly_dolly Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 6, 2011
    How long have you had them in you're incubator?

    One way to test them is to use the float test, like in this thread .
  3. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

    Jun 13, 2009
    Diamond, Ohio
    The float test is good, sounds like you have candled them otherwise how would you know there's chicks? If you watch while candling even though the egg should be dark, if you keep your eye on the lighter part where the air cell is you would be able to see it pulsate or move, if not try slowly turning the egg but keeping an eye on the air cell. If you see if pulsating guess what, it's lock down time immediately lock them down....
  4. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2011
    10:05 pm we were near the incubator, when all of a sudden we heard this loud POP!!!

    we looked in the incubator where the sound came from, and saw that one of the 4 eggs exploded!!!!
    revealing a horrid SMELL!!!! and a DEAD baby fully formed chick.

    poor baby [​IMG]

    what happened?

    we brought it out side, and left them there. I think the other eggs are dead too. [​IMG]

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