Really thick membranes???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Rbl4life, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. Rbl4life

    Rbl4life Chirping

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    It seems that alot of my eggs in the incubator are going right to the last stage, but they can't break through the membrane. I was told that there is nothing to do about thick membranes. Is there any one that has any ideas of why my eggs would have thick membranes? Anything i could do to change it ?
     
  2. Stingrayg4

    Stingrayg4 Chirping

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    To just guess I'd think it might have something to do with nutrition. I can't even begin to guess what the hens are eating too much of or not enough of to cause this though.

    -S
     
  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

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  4. Rbl4life

    Rbl4life Chirping

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    no its thick membranes... the hens eat 17% laying mash.. thats about it rather than some grass every now and then
     
  5. Ceinwyn

    Ceinwyn Chirping

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    Thick membranes with alot of albumen that the chicks cannot seem to break through is usually caused my high humidity during incubation.
     

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