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Looking for Malpositioning info -Warning, Graphic Pictures!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by casportpony, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager 6 Years

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    Can anyone point me to a link or thread with info on malpositioned chicks?

    -kathy
     
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    sumi Égalité Staff Member 7 Years

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  3. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager 6 Years

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    Thanks! I never noticed this with ducklings or chicken chicks, but perhaps that because I didn't pay attention to them like I do with the peafowl eggs. I have some pictures which I'll post, and if you could comment on them I reall would appreciate it!

    Thanks again,
    Kathy
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member 7 Years

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    No problem. The first time I hatched ducklings I had 3 malpositions and I did everything "by the book". Luckily 2 managed to hatch by themselves, but I had to assist the 3rd one. Are yours needing assisting?
     
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    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager 6 Years

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    It died before it could pip, so it could have used my help, I guess... :(

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    sumi Égalité Staff Member 7 Years

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    I'm so sorry [​IMG] Was it only the one? Are your others o.k?
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager 6 Years

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    Here are a couple of pictures of the chick that died in the shell.

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    -Kathy
     

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