should i crack one open?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jason180sx, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. jason180sx

    jason180sx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi i have 10 hatching eggs 1 hatch the 21 first day and died that night but no more today is the 25 day and and no chicks help me
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    It does sound like with 25 days, they are not going to hatch. I would break them open, one by one, to see what happened inside of them........Um....could be stinky, so do that outside. Keep a mental note of what you see.....blood rings mean an early death, did you get partial development.....

    There is a website for incubating troubleshooting......Just google those words, and maybe you can find out what's going wrong with your incubator. Incubation is really tricky. Who knows, maybe your eggs weren't fertile.....You never know until you look.

    Sharon
     
  3. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

  4. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    I have the same problem, mine how ever are only on day 22. But it sure looks doubtful, if you crack them open how heck are you supposed to know what went wrong? I would like to know if it was something I did or just bad luck. I'm confused how you can tell on a fully developed chick as mine are, all 5 eggs have a chick in it. On some it is obvious that the air sac is misshaped but still attached, could that be the problem?
    Michele
     

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