Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by PamH1955, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. PamH1955

    PamH1955 New Egg

    May 26, 2009
    [​IMG] I bought an incubator and hatched 20 beautiful chicks out of 24 eggs. My second hatch is underway and I have had 7 out and 6 have died shortly after birth. The seem a day early to me? Any ideas. Very Very sad!!!
  2. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2009
    Olympia, WA
    [​IMG] How did you clean the bator after your last hatch? I'm really not sure what is going on but I don't think it's from hatching a day early. I've had a few batches hatch as much as three days early with no chick mortality so I think it's more likely to be a bacterial issue. [​IMG]

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