Dead chick - picture included

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sparky74, Mar 22, 2017.

  1. Sparky74

    Sparky74 Out Of The Brooder

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    I had eggs in the incubator for 2 weeks before I transferred them to an experienced broody she's had them for 3 or 4 days. This morning I found a shell beside her and figured she'd eaten a bad egg. So I lifted her up to see how many eggs were left and found this:
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    Any ideas as to why?
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Was the broody in a private hatching pen or with other chickens? The egg probably got stomped/broken!
     
  3. Sparky74

    Sparky74 Out Of The Brooder

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    The broody is in a separate hatching pen, completely isolated from everyone else. She has hatched eggs and raised chicks before.
     
  4. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    It happens. I set 72 broodies in 2015 and they all were moved to private hatching pens---once in a while a egg would get broken like this, but not a lot!!
     

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