Formed but unhatched eggs? no heartbeat

lady1993

In the Brooder
Oct 30, 2021
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I had a broody hen with 5 unhatched eggs. It is now the 24th day and I candled them while she was 'free ranging' with her chicks.
2 never formed, but 3 formed, I see/feel no heartbeat though. I am just curious as to why... did they die or something? or not turned enough :(
 

nchls school

Crowing
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There are a number reasons why formed chicks fail to hatch (DIS-dead in the shell). Too weak, genetic, humidity problems, eggs being added to the nest after incubation has started, etc. Enjoy those that hatched as you will never know why some failed.
 

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