some chicks didn't make it out...why?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chicksnducks, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. chicksnducks

    chicksnducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK I started with thrity eggs...13 hatched ...3 were yolks and the rest were dead chicks. I waited three extra days after the last chick hatched. Bator was starting to smell bad....I candled and nothing was moving. the results were 14 dead chicks. It seems that the eggs from my sex link RIR are not hatching out. any ideas why this is? I felt terrible cause those eggs were from my fav chick Hilary and non of hers hatched.
     
  2. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    There are lots of reasons why this might have happened. On my Christmas hatch I had 5 pip the egg shell but one did not.

    Here is a web link that I stole from Speckledhen, maybe it can shed some light.

    http://www.msstate.edu/dept/poultry/trouble.htm#ED

    Good luck. And post some pics of the surviving babies.

    Tonya
     
  3. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    Thats a great website, tons of good info.
     
  4. chicksnducks

    chicksnducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :DThanks! there was lots of info there....I will be setting another batch today.....
     
  5. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    You are welcome! Good luck with the hatch!

    Tonya
     

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