No remaining eggs survived, insight into what could have gone wrong?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Frizzles, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. Frizzles

    Frizzles Out Of The Brooder

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    I decided to pip the remaining eggs, everyone was dead, most fully developed, feathered (I did open all eggs and examined them) and in a position to pip, but none were still living. A couple were very very fluidy, yellow kind of like mustard around them, all were in liquid with a good sized air pocket with membrane still attached and surrounding the chick. Could low temp/humidity have played a part? The temp gauge said 99.5, but again, having been gone, grandkids could have played with it as my daughter said she had to regulate it several times. I don't want to make the same mistakes again, any input would be appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yellowish fluid would tell me they died a few days before scheduled to pip. The rest being moist with a good air cell would indicate humidity was ok.

    Either just weak chicks or a temperature spike "IF" it was drastic enough.

    I haven't seen your other posts on this, so I am going by what is written here.
     
  3. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

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    So sorry about that, I know you were looking forward to baby birds!! [​IMG]
     
  4. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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  5. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry for you. I know it must be frustrating. What had been your humidity throughout hatch,prior to day 18?
     
  6. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Not enough oxygen plays a part too.....
     
  7. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I'm not familiar with your incubator..what type is it and does it have a fan or not? They require different temp setting and that is why I ask. Based on just the info here, my original thought was temp too low.

    here is a troubleshooting chart that may help. http://www.msstate.edu/dept/poultry/trouble.htm#LD

    Jody
     
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