Help: Dead in Shell on internal pipping (WARNING: Graphic pics of dead chick)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by KrisLW, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. KrisLW

    KrisLW Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there,

    I just had 6 eggs in the bator. All proceeded well and 5 hatched successfully. However, for some reason the 6th one died just as it seemed to pip internally (I'm not entriely sure whether it actually pipped). I opened the egg up and it looks fully formed but the yolk was not completely absorbed. I'm at a loss as to why this happened. It was the largest egg of the lot and there were no problems with the rest. They all hatched easily. Most pipped on day 20 and hatched on day 21.

    Here are some pics. Any clues anyone?

    Thanks

    Kris


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  2. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    awwww sometimes it not related to artificial incubation, sometimes chicks are just weak. How late was she when you candled her?
     
  3. pax12

    pax12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks really wet, maybe your humidity was too high.
     
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    cmfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To me the air cell looks large. Maybe the egg was more porous or older so it dried down more? The membrane also looks dry so that made me think that too.
     
  6. KrisLW

    KrisLW Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your replies. Maybe it was just a freak one that gave up. Humidity was fine throughout and others hatched easily.

    Kris
     

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