Chick with intestines out

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by msheets, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. msheets

    msheets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had my first egg on lockdown pip this morning & within a few hours I saw that it had died, when I opened up the egg the chick was fully formed with a little bit of yolk sack left & probably half it's intestines out. Is this common or was it am incubation error? The other eggs haven't pipped yet, they're silkies...thanks
     
  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Happens...
     
  3. Deanner03

    Deanner03 The Cake Queen

    We have had it happen a couple of times. It's always sad.
     
  4. FLTortoise

    FLTortoise Out Of The Brooder

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    Nothing you did so don't feel guilty. This stuff happens. I do alot of reptile egg incubation from rare tortoises to lizards and I have seen all sorts of anomalies pop out. Still waiting for the first albino gila monster to emerge. . .

    JH
     

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