eggs wont hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by fowl32, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. fowl32

    fowl32 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am incubating 12 eggs. After the 14th day i candeled them all and 1 was not developing so i threw it out.. the other 11 were fine.

    Ok at the 18th day i took them off the turner like i was supposed to. but on the 21st day none hatched.

    I waited 4 more days and nothing.

    so on the 26th day i opened one egg and the chick was fully developed but dead inside it looked just fine except its belly was very squishy and its bottom was really poofed out. What happened to the chicks, or what could have caused this.
     
  2. shortcake1806

    shortcake1806 Sassy McSassington

    Sep 11, 2007
    I'm definately not an expert but I'm guessing your humidity was off.
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    What did you kep your humidity at? The wrong humidity can cause death in shell of perfectly well formed chicks.
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Sounds like you maybe had "mushy chicks" which is due to high humidity. Did the air cell grow enough throughout incubation?
     
  5. fowl32

    fowl32 Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks guys for the fast replies, but yea the air cells were going perfect.

    And i cant tell about humidity, i filled the humidity trough at the bottome of my incubator when it was low, and there was no condensation anywhere so i was thinking my humidity was fine.

    How can i tell when the humidity is not right?
     
  6. fowl32

    fowl32 Out Of The Brooder

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    oh and i forgot one think there is one chick left that i think is not dead from the batch. He is still in the egg roling around and chirping loud.
    hes been doing this for 2 days now.
    but its been 26 days
    what should i do with him?
     
  7. shortcake1806

    shortcake1806 Sassy McSassington

    Sep 11, 2007
    You'll need a hygrometer. I got my at the local pet store but Walmart carries them too. They aren't very expensive.
     
  8. orlandoluv1

    orlandoluv1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i would watch him but if you see that the chirping is less i would intervene. its not like he cant be fully developed by day 26 right? i dont really know though im a newbie at this . that is just waht i would do. hopefully someone else with more experience can hep more
     
  9. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Hmm... 26 days and chirping in the egg... was your temps high enough?
     
  10. shortcake1806

    shortcake1806 Sassy McSassington

    Sep 11, 2007
    Hmm... 26 days and chirping in the egg... was your temps high enough?

    I was just thinking the same thing.​
     

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