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Mortality in last three days - yoke not absorbed

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Laurelm, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. Laurelm

    Laurelm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2009
    San Diego County
    I have been hatching a lot of chicks lately but from time to time they die in the last 3 days. When I open up the egg I can clearly see that the fully formed chick did not absorb the yoke.

    What would cause this to happen?

    Thank you.
  2. arherp

    arherp Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2009
    What variety? Lethal genes could be a factor..

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