Dead chicks in shells?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by JodyJo, May 29, 2012.

  1. JodyJo

    JodyJo Songster

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    Day 24 of sitting, 5 eggs hatched, gorgeous little peepers....but why did 4 of the eggs have dead chicks in them today?

    The rest hatched days 21-23...today she knocked them out of her nest....we cracked them open....all almost done chicks...why do some die before pecking through? I lost 5 chicks between 2 hens this year.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Jocelynlee

    Jocelynlee Hatching

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    It always happens to me, its sad...but i just think of it as the strong will survive!?
     

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