Hatching now! Does this look normal?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by nurse_turtle, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Songster

    May 28, 2011
    Foothills of NC
    Notice the beak toward the upper right of the hole. The color inside seems different and there are some "spit bubbles". I'm extremely impatient but am genuinely concerned/obsessed with this chick being ok in there. Please advise

  2. Wyogirl

    Wyogirl Songster

    Apr 5, 2010
    Cody, WY
    What is your humidity?? It looks vey wet to me, but of course I only had one hatch and it didn't look like that??
  3. snyd08

    snyd08 Chirping

    Jun 17, 2011
    what type of chick is this going to be? how long has the egg been pipped? is this the due date? are your temp and hum. steady and solid at what they should for hatching? i hatch a whole lot of chicks. right now i have my bators setup for hatching every five days. you egg does not look normal, however if there is movement and peeping and the chick seems lively and everything above is correct, your chick will be fine and hatch out just fine more than likely. hopefully someone else has more info for you but right now i would like more info from you to be able to give MY input any more. be patient and dont open that incubator! [​IMG] GL hope you see your chicks soon [​IMG] [​IMG]
  4. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Songster

    May 28, 2011
    Foothills of NC
    The chick hatched with some help, but his crop was very full and soft. The fluid of spit bubbles was brown/green colored. Shortly after hatch, he expired. The hatch for him was 2 days early. Today there are 8 chicks in the bator, healthy and spry. I'm thinking my "early bird" had a defect in his GI system causing his death. For the last 3 days, Temp is 99.5 to 99.9 F and humidity is 65%. This is my 6th hatch ever and I didn't think he looked normal in there.

    Thank you for your input and advise.
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2011

  5. floridachickhatcher

    floridachickhatcher Songster

    May 22, 2011
    yeah i have seen that with my late hatchers before but never with early ones if they are sticky and if you dont wipe off those bubbles they will dry around the birds beak and suffocate it or drown it

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