Dead Chick!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by redranger209, Mar 22, 2018.

  1. redranger209

    redranger209 Crowing

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    I put incubated eggs under my broody hen, and I guess one hached while I was away. I found it a foot from the nest, out of its shell, perfectly developed and dead. There where no peck marks, and it was cold. I put rest of eggs in incubator, HELP!!!
     
  2. redranger209

    redranger209 Crowing

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  3. redranger209

    redranger209 Crowing

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    Btw it’s polish
     
  4. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    It looks like it may have gotten out from under the hen while hatching and froze to death.
     
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  5. redranger209

    redranger209 Crowing

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    That would suck
     
  6. redranger209

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    I thought the egg might have rolled out and got stepped on, cause the shell is crushed.
     
  7. Redhead Rae

    Redhead Rae Chickens, chickens everywhere!

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    It isn't quite developed all the way, see the yolk sac attached to the back end? That is a deformity. The hen probably kicked it out of the nest because it wasn't strong enough to live.
     
  8. redranger209

    redranger209 Crowing

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    Those are just bad pics. The yolk sac is totally absorbed, that’s the membrane and umbilical cord. It probably doesn’t help that I threw it away before realizing I should take pics.
     
  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    First time broody?
     
  10. redranger209

    redranger209 Crowing

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    No. She hached 7 standard eggs like a boss last year. She actually won the broodies and their babies photo contest.
     

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