chicks hatching and lots of problems???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by caral07, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. caral07

    caral07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    About 5:00am monday morning my chick hatched. It was in a styorfoam incabater with a wire floor. The incabator had very sucessful hatching rates.It drankwater in huge gullps, and it seemed to strugle getting it down.It stayed warm in 95 to 100 degress.It ran around and was very active.This morning it was just sleeping. It sleept till 2:00pm. Right efore it dyed I was holding it and it opened its eyes. Then it dyed:hitThe other eggs are in the incabator and the eggs are totally black except thourgh the air pocket. I hope they will hatch. Anyone have advice,facts,or storys. P.S. I noticed gray spot between the black spot(baby chick) and the air pocket. Is that the space the chick has to fill up before hatching. It is day 23 and the one that died came on day 20. PLEASE HEP ME!!!1[​IMG]
     
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  2. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes they will have an unnoticable defect that won't effect them for a day or two.
     
  3. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    You said it was drinking, but was it eating?
     
  4. caral07

    caral07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no
     
  5. emvickrey

    emvickrey ChowDown Silkie Farm

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    It happens unfortunately. I"ve had them live up to a week. Eating and drinking them just drop dead. ONe actually started bleeding from it's vent just out of the blue. It's natures way of weeding out the weak. I'm sorry to hear of your loss but lets hope all the rest are fine.
     
  6. crazy chook

    crazy chook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry for your loss, It is horrible feeling so helpless. I hope that the rest hatch for you.
     
  7. Keri78

    Keri78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I leave my chicks in the bator for the 1st 48 hrs. At that point I move all of the hatched chicks together(they aren't good solitary creatures) into the brooder and allow the remainder(if any are left) to hatch out. Just trying to help for next time. Sorry about your little chick.[​IMG]
     
  8. caral07

    caral07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks all you guys.
     
  9. Fourgirlsoneboy

    Fourgirlsoneboy Pullus Parvus

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    What was your humidity for the hatch? Did the rest pip/hatch?
     
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