question about chicks hatching ?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jessaw1981, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. jessaw1981

    jessaw1981 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 30, 2010
    Franklin Nc
    I hatched chick eggs for the first time about a mo. ago. twhen they zipped out there was a lot of blood. I wound up with 8 out of 15 2 I had to cull. what causes the blood ? do they all do that there was so much that when they pipped and tore the membrane I was sure they were going to drown in it.
  2. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Did they pip & zip by themselves? or did you "help"? I have only had the blood thing when I "helped" and when I saw blood I put the egg down for a while until it stopped bleeding. I don't recommend "helping" unless it is a last resort... sometimes it is a last resort. All 3 I "helped" are now 2 weeks old and doing just fine with momma. I'm curious about this blood membrane thing, too. Anyone? [​IMG]

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