Is my chick ok

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by taylamiller1, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. taylamiller1

    taylamiller1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok so I'm on day 18 and I see no movement at all I'm just scared he's died on me here's a video of me candling him today :(
     
  2. NinjaRooster

    NinjaRooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Erm, hard to say. I never bothered to candle mine after a few days, so I can't say what it should look like... BUT have you candled it from the side rather than the end? How many eggs do you have incubating? More than one right?
     
  3. taylamiller1

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    I had 3 but it's my first time incubating and I just wanted to try it out with a few eggs first 1 was infertile other died on like day 6
     
  4. NinjaRooster

    NinjaRooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep it going, I think it will hatch.
    Just realize that when it hatches,(if it doesn't have any other chickens around) YOU are going to be its MOMMA. (Unless you have a hen that will accept it, or can find someone with a hen or some chicks that it can live with.) Remember, chickens NEED other chickens with them. It will need Lots of attention, but just realize how cool it will be to have a chicken that will follow you around the yard. :)
     
  5. taylamiller1

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    Ok hopefully fingers crossed
     
  6. NinjaRooster

    NinjaRooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LSO! Durring the last three days, the egg should NOT be turned. It should remain still and not moving, so that the chick can turn itsself into the proper orientation for hatching.
    Good luck!
     
  7. taylamiller1

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    Yes I know that thanks alot
     
  8. taylamiller1

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    I really do think he's a goner no movement and no change from yesterday
     
  9. taylamiller1

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    He was definitely dead as I cracked him open this is what I found [​IMG]
     
  10. Farmer Viola

    Farmer Viola Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry about your chick [​IMG]hopefully you can learn from it though and figure out what went wrong for next time

    Here is a link for troubleshooting incubation problems: http://msucares.com/poultry/reproductions/trouble.html

    also I highly recommend reading the 2 links in my signature for hatching [​IMG] Good luck!
     

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