Day 21, only 6 successful hatched so far, 2 dead suffocated when they pipped, thick veiny membrane, what’s going on?

VictoriaTemple

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Thread title says most of it. Both dead chicks seem to have gotten their beaks caught up in the very thick, gel-like membrane just after pipping and died. Neither fully absorbed the yolk. Any idea what causes this problem? Thanks, still praying for the remaining 35 unhatched chicks.🐣❤✝

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VictoriaTemple

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Aug 27, 2018
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Southern Chester County, PA
The 2 dead chicks pipped early (Day 19), but no further movement or sound. I noticed their beaks were stuck in the membrane and opened the eggs. They were dead. I removed the 6 live chicks to the brooder, and the incubator is very quiet now, though I thought I saw some rocking. I’m not very hopeful for the rest. Humidity is at 72%, temp 100.5*.
 

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