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Day 24 chicks. Are they dead in shell? Pics included.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by catwhispurrer, Dec 11, 2015.

  1. catwhispurrer

    catwhispurrer Just Hatched

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    I can see veins. I can also see what looks like a really thick vein, like a clot of blood. The chick hasn't moved since Day 21 (no wiggling eggs). So I waited and chipped away the shell today. There's a yolk sac, still.

    What do you think is the cause of death if they are dead? This is my first time incubating. Any help will be greatly appreciated. I'm sad that they're not hatching. [​IMG]
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  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Looks like they quit a little early.

    Here is a day by day breakdown of what could have gone wrong. It isn't necessarily any one thing.

    http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00008570/00001/3j

    aside from temperature, humidity, heredity and other factors, many people overlook breeder nutrition
     

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