full formed but not hatching

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by wrfuzz, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. wrfuzz

    wrfuzz Out Of The Brooder

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    We place 10 eggs in incubator for 18 days, move over to hatcher and only 2 chicks come out all the rest are fully formed but don't hatch. What is going on with these guys.
    We place 8 eggs of another breed and 7 hatch.
     
  2. TweetyNPetey

    TweetyNPetey Chillin' With My Peeps

    18 days? chicks take 21 days to hatch. Just place them back in the incubator and they will hatch in 3 days. maybe more or less.
     
  3. Roxannemc

    Roxannemc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could be your humidity was too low and they shrinkwrapped.You didnt tell the breed.Some have a fatal gene that can make them die before hatch.Think one might be Ameriacauna but not sure. A blue egg layer.
     

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