Chicks not hatching. Very gooey

mrandmrschicken

Songster
11 Years
Sep 14, 2008
1,747
21
173
NW IA
Had some chicks not hatch, even though pipped and some shell gone. They seem to be gooded in thieir shells.
Plenty of humidity. What causes this slimeyness that cements them in?
 

cashdl

Songster
11 Years
Nov 25, 2008
2,181
39
214
Willits
What was the humidity during incubation and then during hatching. I find that high incubating humidity coupled with higher hatching humidity makes for gooey and sometimes drowned chicks.

Lanae
 

SallysCrazyFarm

In the Brooder
7 Years
Apr 28, 2012
75
2
31
PA
I believe it's from too much humidity, during incubation and hatching. I've noticed when eggs don't lose enough weight and their air cell's are too small, they get really gooey and sticky.
 

mrandmrschicken

Songster
11 Years
Sep 14, 2008
1,747
21
173
NW IA
i dry incubate and add water when i stop turning but yes, the humidity must be too high. i threw out all my old hygrometers and am opting for new ones along with thermometers.
Thanks for all the opinions and insight.
 

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