Chicks/ducklings with intestines out?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Newbie_Hatcher, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. Newbie_Hatcher

    Newbie_Hatcher In the Brooder

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    I've been reading a lot of stories about chicks and ducks hatching with their intestines etc outside of their body... and was wondering whether this is really common... I've hatched chicks before and its never happened to me. Sorry if this is a stupid question [​IMG] Its just a really scary thought. I think I'm just preparing myself for possible problems. Thanks!
     
  2. phasian

    phasian Songster

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    I have hatched hundreds of chicks and only had one incident where a Polish hatched with its brain outside of its skull! It was very distressing as I had to cull it of course, but it was amazing that it got its self out of the egg. None of the ducklings I have hatched have ever had any incidence of this.
     
  3. Newbie_Hatcher

    Newbie_Hatcher In the Brooder

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    Woah, i think thats definitely worse than intestines [​IMG] it really is amazing it managed to get out.. thats reassuring about the ducklings though, thanks for sharing [​IMG]
     
  4. cache

    cache Hatching

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    it seam like i get this problem wne the chick tries to hatch for more than 24 hr's... I need help here, have a baby that is bleeding, all i can think to do is to keep it warm, any suggestions? i do need to keep a closer eye on my hunidity, this yr i have had 5 babies crack the shell and 3 live, last yr it was one crack the shell and not come out and another healthy bird, this is my second attempt at hatcking, have more in the incubator as potential babies

    any suggestions? i gave it a paper towel blanky, and dont know what to do
     

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