Chicke dying while pipping

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by edster951, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. edster951

    edster951 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Along with the eggs 10speed fertilised, I added some fertile eggs from a breeder down the road, however...

    They seem to be dying while pipping.....poor little buggars, two dead, one very weak, two more pipping. The membrane looks very dry, I think they all are struggling to get out. They looked black and silver.



    They hen they were under didn't eem interested in the eggs either, so I have slipped them under another broody, hoping she will adopt the weak one and pipping ones.



    I'll report back tonight.
     
  2. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2008
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    Sorry to hear about the chicks. That is heartbreaking...
    Keep us posted.
     
  3. island.girlie

    island.girlie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aww [​IMG] Please keep us posted.
     
  4. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

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  5. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    You might need to UP the humidity in the bator - add a bowl of water with a sponge or warm wet papertowels.
     
  6. citychickers

    citychickers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry.... [​IMG]
     
  7. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Maybe you should take them from the broody and put them in a 'bator? You can control the humidity better. This late in the game though you might have to manually hydrate the membrane and help out a little.
     
  8. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    [​IMG] I thought they were in a bator.

    Perhaps the original hen wasn't doing/feeling too good, perhaps her food and water intake was lacking in some way.
     
  9. edster951

    edster951 Chillin' With My Peeps

    WIFEY RANG AT WORK AND SAID 3 MORE HAVE HATCHED,AND THE EHN ACCEPTED THE PIPPING CHICKS..PICTURES TO FOLLOW
     

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