Eggtopsy reveals deformed chick, are incubation faults the cause?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sweeterdeeter42, May 11, 2011.

  1. sweeterdeeter42

    sweeterdeeter42 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did an eggtopsy on an egg that was supposed to hatch Sunday. It was 1 of 2 due that day. The other one hatched just fine. I opened it up and the chick was 100% ready to come out, no yolk sack left or anything, but it had a crossed beak and no eye on the right side. Are conditions in the incubator to blame?
     
  2. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
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    Missing eye(s), other eye abnormalities.

    Causes:

    -High incubator temperature during days 1 to 6.
    -Low oxygen during days 1 to 6.30.


    Crossed beak, twisted beak.

    Causes:

    -Heredity.

    Sorry about your baby. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 11, 2011
  3. sweeterdeeter42

    sweeterdeeter42 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! Where did you find that at? It would be good to have a reference available when I need it next time. [​IMG]
     
  4. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
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    I looked and couldn't find it myself.. I assumed it must have been in the sticky, but couldn't find it anywhere...
     
  5. gfcm

    gfcm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    gfcm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    fatbassetvineyards Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had one with the exact same twisted beak and one eye. What type was it? Mine was a BO, all the others were fine. Thanks for getting this information.
     
  8. gfcm

    gfcm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm killing time trying to leave the eggs alone. lol

    You are very welcome!
     
  9. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:this is awesome
     
  10. gfcm

    gfcm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is! I'm glad I read this post and found it! I bookmarked it, too! [​IMG]
     

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