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I could really do with some help please

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Robin4439, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. Robin4439

    Robin4439 New Egg

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    Hi there fellow Chicken lovers!!


    I am on my first incubation and its now day 22 and I have an egg that is like the picture below. I don't know if its not going to hatch and if not do you people think its died?

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    Please give me a help and some advice.

    Thanks
     
  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    The chick has died. By hatch day an egg that is going to hatch will be dark with a visible air cell. Do you have other eggs that might hatch?
     
  3. Robin4439

    Robin4439 New Egg

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    No sadly not, the others didn't seem to take either. they stopped growing about day 10/11.

    I have other eggs in a bigger incubator that I will bring into the house to keep an eye on them.

    I put them in the incubator on 7th Jan.
     
  4. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    You can see in the first picture the dark mass and then cloudy area beside it and of course the air sack in fat end of egg that is clear. At this age the entire lower end would be dark as it should be a fully developed chick by day 21. It died at some point during incubation.
     
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  5. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Are they shipped eggs or local? With shipped eggs they can simply quit for no real reason. Transport is hard on them. For local eggs there must be a reason for quitting in second week. Are you turning the eggs? Did you have a heat spike at that time and possibly cook them? There is a reason but without being there every day watching the incubation I couldn't guess what it is.
     
  6. Robin4439

    Robin4439 New Egg

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    Its an automatic incubator and set to turn automatically. I have it set at 38"

    The eggs are shipped.

    I will put some others in another bigger incubator and hope they hatch. My kids are desperate for Chicks.

    Thanks
     

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