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chicks fully foamed not hatching... dead in shell

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by markus19, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. markus19

    markus19 Hatching

    Jan 20, 2016
    Hi guys looking for some advice i have been hatching chicks for a few years and sometimes get good results and sometimes get a poor result what always gets me so frustrated is when eggs don't hatch and when i break them open i then find fully grown chicks inside perfect foamed just dead not even broke the shell or broke the membrane bag that there in , I'm using a brinsea still air hatch master A 104 at temp 39.2

    This hatch i set 120 eggs i threw out about 12 infertile which is what you expect however only about 40 hatched ,
    about 3 zipped round half way and got stuck and died and about another 6 were early death however the rest around 51 had a fully grown chick inside perfect foamed just not broke out of the membrane or piped the shell....

    This is soo soo disappointing when this happens... , i would rather they were clear or early death but to get this far then die what is it that's going wrong and why can 40 hatch and others not...

    Ive added some images




  2. AtlantisPeeps

    AtlantisPeeps Songster

    May 19, 2014
    What was your humidity at? Could they have been shrink wrapped?
  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

    Oct 11, 2014
    Gouverneur, NY
    My first question would be "what was the humidity at the first 17 days" as well.

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