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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

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    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

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    What variety? Lethal genes could be a factor..
     

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