Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jackiedon, Aug 26, 2007.

  1. jackiedon

    jackiedon Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    This might be on the wrong place. If a bantam eggs is fertilized by a standard size rooster will there be a problem with the chick development?

    I had a bantam who was sitting for a couple of weeks and then left them so I took the eggs in and candled them. There were 2 viable ones so I put them in the incubator. She was sitting when the temps were like 105 and humidity was like 90%. I had the temps at about 99.5 and humidity around 40%. One of the hatched Sat morning and one leg is longer and the chick can't seem to use it. I put a bandaid on the two together to see if it would strengthened the one but it didn't work. The little chick flops around on one leg and a wing. I don't know what to do.

    I thought I had the temp and humidity okay since that is what I did with my silkies and they all came out just fine.

    The other egg hasn't hatched yet but I have candled it and it should be hatching in the next couple of days.

  2. ChrystalGail

    ChrystalGail Songster

    Jun 13, 2007
    Casa Grande, AZ
    I have no idea what to tell you! That is so sad!!! [​IMG] I lost a baby this hatch as well... It hatched with part of the yolk out, and as it struggled around, more and more came out, until some of the intestines came out, too. I did what I could to help it, but it didn't make it. Poor thing! I don't think it is the standard roo w/bantam hen that is the problem. Maybe it was the high temps before you brought them inside. I read here that it is dangerous to have the temps above 103*. Keep us posted on how it is doing! :aww

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