Candled day 18-dead chick inside

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  1. eestep8

    eestep8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was doing my final candling to take out all the infertile/dead eggs and 1 that had a chick in it on day 10 is clear, another has the dead chick in it. It is so sad seeing the poor little chick in there [​IMG]
    Why is it that 1 had a chick in it and the other didn't? Different causes of death?
     
  2. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    it happens sometimes, the ones with the chick that was developing is called a quiter. they just stop developing for some reason. when you candled them did they have alot of definite white spots on the egg??, this could indicate excessive bacterial growth. I just had two just the other day that quit on me so your not alone.

    AL
     
  3. SoccerMomof7

    SoccerMomof7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How could you tell that the chick was dead inside?
     
  4. eestep8

    eestep8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:the egg was pretty much clear, like the infertile ones but the chick was against the side of the shell and it didn't move at all.
     
  5. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had some that just aren't as active as other chicks in the egg. I would have let him go full term.
     
  6. eestep8

    eestep8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did leave it in there just in case.
     
  7. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

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    I hope you get a big surprise in a couple of days [​IMG] maybe the chicky was sleeping. [​IMG] Wake up lil chicky!
     

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