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GROSS eggtopsy pic... Any idea why this happened?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jossanne, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    This was an egg set by my broody hen. I pulled it out from under her about day 18, and put it in a makeshift hatcher in my house. It didn't hatch. It was a mutt egg, an EE with most likely a polish roo. I had silkie eggs under the hen, set to hatch a few days later, and I didn't want the two mutt eggs to hatch and have her abandon the silkies, so I brought them in. Neither hatched. One looked ready to hatch, and the yolk was even mostly absorbed, but it didn't make it for some reason. This one died earlier, as it was pretty small.

    Any idea why this happened?
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  2. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

    Nov 11, 2008
    High Springs, FL
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2009
  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    A deformity. Nothing you could do to prevent it.
     
  4. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    Quote:Do you still have the pics? They weren't there.
     

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