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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickhamm, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. chickhamm

    chickhamm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok, its day 21/22, i had one chick i helped hatch after waiting 24 hours after pip.

    one egg, almost exploaded out, zipping/cracking 3/4 of the way around in just a short amount of time then stoped. the chick never made it out and died. There was no pip / zip till a few hours ago, im wondering why it might have died.

    Another chick had one tiny pip then just burst out fully, no zipping. I'm wondering if they can zip around or are to big?
    The one that died it wasnt really a zip, it was like the egg was pushed out all the way around and just cracked. i have one other egg that its like that, the white membrane is still intack but its cracked 3/4 of the way around. I just removed a bit more of its shell, noticed the inner membrane still had blood vessels but was turning white, i dampened it and then wrapped the whole egg in a wet warm papper towl and put her back in. The chick is chirping and looking out just not moving around to zip.

    chickhamm
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  2. skeeter

    skeeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sounds like humidity was too low
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sounds like a humidity problem either during incubation or at hatch or both. I would check your hygrometer to make sure it is reading accurately.

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  4. jackiedon

    jackiedon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chick might be too big, I've had to help break the membrane but that might not be the correct answer. I'm hoping this will bump it up so someone more knowledgable can help.

    jackie
     
  5. chickhamm

    chickhamm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm get a new hygrometer tomarrow, cause during incubation its saying 40 to 50s and during hatch its reading 70 to 80 most of the time. I only have one so cant see if it might be off or something.

    chickhamm
    Theressa
     
  6. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I agree...I would check into another hygrometer..Did you open the bator alot during the last 3 days?...that takes a toll on a hatch too....it can stop them from pipping and zipping....
     
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  7. chickhamm

    chickhamm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the only time i opened the bator was to help the one that had been pipped for 24 hours. then once today to help the one that had cracked the egg but not zipped.

    Ive been trying really hard to stay out of the bator the last 3 days.

    chickhamm
    Theressa
     
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