incubated chicks dying as soon as they hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lcatty, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. lcatty

    lcatty Songster

    May 6, 2011
    Las Cruces, NM
    Hi folks. Sent someone ten eggs to incubate. Three hatched and died immediately afterward- he said they didn't even get a chance to dry off before they died. I think he put them in lockdown on day 18. I wondered if that made a difference, or if the shipping could have been the cause. Or humidity? Not sure what type of incubator he used. These were Swedish Flower Hens mailed overnight and put in 'bator right away.

    Any ideas on possible causes of death?

  2. spotsplus

    spotsplus Songster

    Sep 29, 2008
    Franklin, MA
    Sorry to hear the chicks didn't make it. Hard to say what the problem may have been. Hopefully someone has some ideas.


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