ok why is this happening????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by PrestonSloan08, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. PrestonSloan08

    PrestonSloan08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok so ive been trying to incubate chicks for a while now and not much luck!! they will be alive all the way till the hatching point and then they will die!!! i dont know what to do!!! i cracked some open today to see why they didnt hatch and this is what it looked like!!! it still had some yolk on it for some reason!!!
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  2. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

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    Looks like a quitter, or a bird that dies during development. Is your incubator holding a steady temperature? What have your humidity levels been doing ? That is usually the problem, except if eggs are shipped and that adds more difficulty.
     
  3. PrestonSloan08

    PrestonSloan08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well they are shipped so that is probably it!!! its just getting frustrating!!!!
     
  4. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    I just went through a hatch with shipped eggs..

    30 eggs total.. 12 from one seller (only 7 made it to lockdown) and 18 from another seller (12 made it to lockdown)
    out of those 1 was a quitter... the other 18 hatched

    Normally I have 90 to 100% hatch rate.. so yeah.. you just never know with shipped eggs
     
  5. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like he didnt absorbed the yolk very well

    in most cases this is caused for high humidity

    what humidity di you have trough the incubation?
     
  6. classicsredone

    classicsredone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The feet look like they might be a little deformed, too. What was the humidity at for days 1-18?
     
  7. PrestonSloan08

    PrestonSloan08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well the humidity was solid at 40 % untill lockdown
     
  8. classicsredone

    classicsredone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm...well if the temp and humidity were good, it might be that the eggs were damaged in the mail. [​IMG]
     
  9. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:i know that's the case with mine.. considering that all the others that made it to lockdown hatched perfectly
     
  10. Griffin Nest

    Griffin Nest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what was your humidity??? i dont think being shipped eggs affects how often this happens. (I've had this happen MORE with fresh eggs than shipped eggs actually)

    this usually happens when the humidity is too high or too low, or if the egg wasn't positioned right during incubation.
     

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