Hatching problem

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CanadianCrower, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. CanadianCrower

    CanadianCrower In the Brooder

    Apr 17, 2009
    I had 13 eggs under a broody. Today is day 28. Yesterday there were two chicks, both dead it appears right out of the egg. I got a couple of 5 day old chicks to put under her, but when I tried it last night she pecked at them so I took them and six of the remaining eggs out. I put the eggs into the incubator. This morning two are opened. One had a chick in it, but it's dead. It doesn't appear that the chick hatched itself, it looks like the side blew out of the egg. The other egg looks the same except it is filled with a grey liquid and no chick. What's up? Is it just that they are too old to hatch?

  2. Lesalynn

    Lesalynn Songster

    Jul 25, 2009
    Darnell, Louisiana
    Sounds to me like the chicks died in the shell?? 28 days is a rather long time . I'm sorry it turned out so bad for you. [​IMG]
  3. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

    Jun 10, 2010
    Agreed, the 'exploded out the side' sounds like they've been rotting.

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