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

    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
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2014

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