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Day 22..Candle dark egg see no air sac?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Teresaann24, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    I think the chick is dead but I am not sure....This egg has been normal the whole 21 days.

    Yesterday I candle and notice the whole egg was dark you can't even see the air sac. still nothing today no pip nothing...

    Is the chick dead???
     
  2. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    If you put it to your ear, do you hear anything? If you tap, does it make any noise or tap back? How's your humidity?

    Before assuming it's dead, depending on how long it's been, I'd maybe make a teeny tiny hole where the air cell was to see if babe is alive, but probably wouldn't do much more than that. After my experiences with intervening, not even sure I'd do that unless it was one that I absolutely positively desperately needed/wanted to hatch.
     
  3. ghulst

    ghulst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    22days more then likly it is dead.
     
  4. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    I chiped the top where the air cell would be and baby was dead. [​IMG]

    Cutest little grey silkie baby..Everything was dried up inside the egg...What happened?
     
  5. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    What was the humidity?
     
  6. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    IDK it was under my broody hen.
     
  7. bluedog

    bluedog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HMMM.... maybe it was the humidity i have had this happen to me before.well better luck next time ......... hay i see your in east ky to but where at ??
     
  8. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    I have 11 under her now so I am hoping for better luck.
    I am close to Mt sterling.
     

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