HELP!!!!!! FIRST CHICKY HATCHED WITH EGG YOLK HANGING OUT A LOT OF BLOOD

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LISAANN177, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. LISAANN177

    LISAANN177 New Egg

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    THIS IS MY FIRST TIME HATCHING CHICKEN EGGS. USING FORCED AIR INCUBATOR-THIS IS DAY 22-23 AND ONE OF MY CHICKYS HATCHED, WAS BLEEDING HAD EGG YOLK HANGING OUT AND DIED. WHAT WENT WRONG?
     
  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the chicks are hatching 2-3 days late and still with that much yolk unabsorbed, I would suspect your incubator temp has been running too low. I recommend using a digital thermometer and calibrate it before use. There are many threads on here how to do that.
     
  3. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does that chick have a crossed-beak. I can't tell from the pic.
     
  4. CrazyChickens09

    CrazyChickens09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry for you loss.. the yolk sac did not absorb into the body caused by the temperature in the incubator being to low and also causing the delayed hatching. Temperature needs to be 99.5-100 for a forced air and 101+/- for still air incubators.
     
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