DIS eggtopsy shows internal pip

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  1. orrpeople

    orrpeople Looking for a Silver Lining Premium Member

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    I looked for this but couldn't find to verify that if eggtopsy showed internal pips, but not external, it's a humidity issue - right? (No other malformations or positions were visible.)
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    Usually that is the case, especially if you see an excess of liquid in the egg. Other causes include hitting a vein and bleeding out (of course in that case you will usually see blood), or a sudden temp spike that killed the chick, or there could have been something wrong with it internally that caused it to die.
     
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    No extra liquid. I was actually thinking humidity too low, causing hard shell? Thank you so much for responding. I'm at my witts end with my latest hatch. Haven't had these results ever - with chicks so close to being able to hatch!
     
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    Could be that, too. If it was a lot of them that this happened with I would think it was a humidity issue. Sorry about the bad hatch :hugs
     
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    Thanks. Darned learning experiences. At some point, I don't want to learn anything new!! [​IMG]
    I'm going to have to get some new hygrometers.
     
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