Someone Please Help Me

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Crazy4GameCocks, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. Crazy4GameCocks

    Crazy4GameCocks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why am I looseing my chicks after they came out of there shell's? I hatched them in the bator and I helped them out then put them back in the bator for awhile them moved the to the borrier then they were picking a few hours later and the next day they keeped fliping on there backs a few hours later they were dead WHY???I have no Idea and I got more eggs about to hatch and I dont want to loose them Please help
     
  2. DementedHam

    DementedHam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You may be helping them out more than they need to. The stress/shock from the help may be too much for them to handle.

    Not completely sure though. [​IMG]
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Under what conditions did you help them hatch? Was there any bleeding when you helped? How long did you leave them when you put them back int he bator? What temps did you have in the brooder? when did you offer food and water?

    There are lots of things that can go wrong at hatch and cause the chicks to die. Being flipped over on it the back and not able to get up sounds like a neurological problem. Many times in our efforts to 'help' we cause more damage than we help.

    Heat spikes, low temps, too high or too low humidity at different time in the developement can cause physical problems making the chicks unable to survive.

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

    Here is a page that has lots of info tohelp you troubleshoot what your problems could be.

    it is very important that when your eggs pip that you LEAVE THEN ALONE.

    It can take 24 - 36 hours for a chick to actually come out of the shell after it pips.

    Sit on your hands. It is rare that intervention is needed.
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I need to add here that if at any time of opening the bator, your helping the eggs to hatch, if those chicks got a chill they could never recover from the loss of heat.
     
  5. Crazy4GameCocks

    Crazy4GameCocks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks For the info
     
  6. Crazy4GameCocks

    Crazy4GameCocks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not going to mess with the next batch and see if they make it I helped chicks out before and never lost any I dont under stand these
     

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