hatching eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by alexjbyl, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. alexjbyl

    alexjbyl New Egg

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    I am hatching koekoek chickens from a amchine. I notice that lately the chick get born with a orange -red bean sized inflation from the anus. They usually die at day two but what is this and can I fix it?
     
  2. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    Sounds like the yoke sack isn't absorbed compleley, usually if you leave them be in the bator for a day or two they will absorb it.
     
  3. TheFarmMama

    TheFarmMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could be a humidity/temp issue, what are you keeping yours at during incubation and hatch?
     
  4. alexjbyl

    alexjbyl New Egg

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    i am at 35,7 degr during hatching and 39 during incubating. I djusted the light to be more in the direction of the hatchlings. I think you are giving a good shot because since I increased the hatching temp I am on a 80% success and have only had one like that instead of 3+4 from the thirty.

    Maybe you can help some more please, I sometimes get chicks in the nursery of 1-2 days with gaping mouths like they are gulping for air?

    Regards
    Alex
     
  5. alexjbyl

    alexjbyl New Egg

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    Sorry
    Humidity is 70%
     
  6. TheFarmMama

    TheFarmMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep my humidity between 50-55% during incubation and 70-75% during hatch and have absolutely wonderful results so long as it does not go any higher or lower than those percents. Maybe that will help you some. Best of luck and Happy Thanksgiving!
     

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