one of my chicks pipped then quit and died why?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by freshegg, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. freshegg

    freshegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can see his/her beak and looks upside down and it looks like blood around him/her but he is dead hasnt moved his/her beak in like 3 hours would being upside down cause death? also one chick has a little thing hanging from it maybe yolk but it looks fine should I worry?
     
  2. tinners204

    tinners204 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your humidity might have been a little high during incubation. If that is the case then the chick drowned when it broke into the air cell. Did the other chicks come out of the shell really wet. If they did then that is the problem.
     
  3. WalkingWolf

    WalkingWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Are you sure the chick is dead, it is common for them to rest after breaking through. I have had mine rest as much as 24 hours.
     
  4. freshegg

    freshegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the rest hatched fine except 1 hasnt even pipped. Im sure its dead I could see its beak and it didnt move for hours. I through it away this morning looked bloody in there around the whole. I hope the last egg hatches but if it doesnt my hatch was better than I expected 7 out of 9 alive.
     

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