Pheasant chicks dieing in shell

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tink69, May 8, 2009.

  1. tink69

    tink69 Out Of The Brooder

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    Today is hatch day for my pheasants and I had to pip and die in the shell. Got a third that pipped and then didnt do anything so i helped crack a bit and now waiting on him to do the rest. Did a eggtopsy on the two dead and seemed dry. I dont have anyway to monitor humidity is there anything I can do and quick to help the others make it out ok? Please hurry.
     
  2. luvarabhorses

    luvarabhorses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, Most pet stores carry humidity monitors. They aren't expensive. Meanwhile I would add a little (maybe 1/4 cup) water to the center of the pan of your incubator. I find the LG's need a whole lot of monitoring (if that is what you have) and lose humidity quickly.
     
  3. tink69

    tink69 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks and I did add a cup of water to it and misted them a bit. Do you think it is to late to soften up the shells for them to get out and I will have to help them or are they gna pull thru? P.S. I have a hovabator. Thanks again
     
  4. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you need much more water for the incubator
    so I would use some sponges in the water to help evaporation and even in your home add a humidifier beside the incubator
    or they all will die
     

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