chicks hatching with issues. Help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Country Living Farm, May 19, 2009.

  1. Country Living Farm

    Country Living Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Florida
    Ok, I have been hatching for a while and now for some reason, they are hatching with the inside on the outside, full yolk on the outside, head way to big for body, breast not fully closed.... Does anyone have any suggestions? Is the parent stock not gettingthe right supplements, should I give the hens something extra?

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  2. meriruka

    meriruka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    Wow! That's awful. What are you feeding your hens?
    Are the hens hatching the eggs or are you using an incubator? If so, what kind?
     
  3. NancyP

    NancyP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am just a newbie, but I wonder about your breeding birds. Could it be you need some new unrelated birds? Maybe genetically they are to close and that is the prob.
     
  4. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

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    I had that happen on a test hatch I ran for someone...Send a pm or something if you find the answer... I had the same question last month.
     
  5. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd be questioning my feed and my ROO. But really it smacks of either genetics or a serious B deficiency, possibly D as well... you're lacking something in that feed. In the "Read Me on Hatching " links there is a link to a list of what vitamin deficiences cause what specific problems. I'd go over that and seriously modify my feeding program. If that doesn't change things consider changing out my Roo and if that didn't do that I'd also out cross and remove my layers.
     
  6. Country Living Farm

    Country Living Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Florida
    I have hatched about 200 eggs from the same chickens wiht no problems. Only this hatch has given me problems. Now that I sit back and thing about it, the eggs are in a bator I made. That might be the problem.

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  7. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Running significantly too cool or too hot and lying to you about it (and sometimes bators do) is kind of a homemade thing. Good luck finding the problem.

    You may also have gotten a bad few bags of feed if you buy bulk.

    Or your roo may be having an issue - which can happen at any age unfortunately.

    Recalibrate your thermometers and try again. If that fixes it it was your temps. If they still warp on you, then it could be feed or the roo.
     
  8. Country Living Farm

    Country Living Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Florida
    not the eggs. just hatched some more and no problem. must be the temp or bator.
     

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