Chicks born with their guts outside?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Rocknrob, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. Rocknrob

    Rocknrob New Egg

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    What causes chicks to hatch on their own with their guts partially out? I had 2 this time and last hatch I think it was 1 or 2? I hatch about 32 eggs at a time.

    Thanks, Robyn
     
  2. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think this means temperature was too high and they hatched too early,,, not being fully formed
     
  3. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

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    Chicks develop with yolk attached and should absorb it before hatching but not all do. And some are just defective. Those ones generally die:-(
     
  4. Rocknrob

    Rocknrob New Egg

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    They were walking around with the red part hanging out. I had to put them down, figuring from past experiences, those parts just get closed on and never get absorbed in. These were the later ones in the hatch.
     
  5. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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