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Chick died during peep

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lskinrud, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. lskinrud

    lskinrud In the Brooder

    Apr 15, 2014
    What could have gone wrong. Have another with yoke on it's back should I be concerned. This is my second time hatching and was successful during first time and now I have one dead :(. Have five more with no signs. Blue eggs hard to see in when candling. Only day 20. First one hatched day 19 and one today. How long should I let others go after 21 days? Help

  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Sorry but not all hatches go well. There could be a whole list of reasons why the chick died during pipping. Could your temp have been a little high during incubation that could have caused an early hatch but that said 21 is only a guide nothing set in stone when it comes to incubation. I leave mine till day 25 just incase of late hatchers then I do candle and tap to see of I can see movement or hear anything. Wishing you the very best of luck :fl https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/egg-failure-to-hatch-diagnosing-incubation-problems
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2014

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