Hatching trouble,...?????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Up-the-Creek, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. Up-the-Creek

    Up-the-Creek Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2008
    West Virginia
    My hatch is on day 23. Last night I had one pipped and it was chirping and very lively. It had broke the shell,but not the membrane. When it broke the membrane I saw blood. From there on it sounded weaker and weaker and finally nothing [​IMG]. What went wrong??? [​IMG] I have had other hatch just fine. Any info would be appreciated.
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Lots of great links here. https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=48726

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    sounds like you "helped" too soon. Chicks can take 12-48 hours to fully complete hatch. The incubator really shouldn't be opened during the pipping and hatching phase.

    eta - the late pipping was likely due to low incubation temps. I would check the thermometer for accuracy.
     
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2009
  3. Up-the-Creek

    Up-the-Creek Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2008
    West Virginia
    Quote:No sorry never "helped". I watched from outside,I never opened it.
    But thanks anyway.
     

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