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Mushy Chick Disease? First hatch and I have dumb questions.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Noodlez, May 27, 2016.

  1. Noodlez

    Noodlez Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I assume this is my last egg from my batch that was set to hatch 5/21 (6 days ago). My poor green-laying EE has no luck--1 of her 5 hatched and now it's worrying me. I already lost one with some intestines beading out.

    It hatched and began dragging its shell behind it. I placed it in a Rubbermaid container in the incubator immediately after it hatched--the floor is gross and I didn't want it getting exposed to whatever funk is currently lurking in my Stinkubator.

    It's very, very squishy with a gentle touch. The skin is very red and has a very shiny appearance to its abdomen. Membrane is a weird color.


    Anyone think this is Mushy Chick Disease or me just being anxious because I just lost one?
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  3. Noodlez

    Noodlez Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks.
     

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