Sticky Chick (Duck)?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Busy Hatcher, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. Busy Hatcher

    Busy Hatcher Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been having problems with what I think is sticky chick, but with a twist. When the chick cant get out and I have to help I find that the inner membrane is white and papery looking with the air cell pulling away farther down than it should...but when I start gently removing It it is very gooey on the inside and has yellow/brown sticky gunk. So what I can't figure out is what I am doing wrong. First I thought I didn't have enough humidity and now I am thinking I have too much. Any help is appreciated!
     
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    What temperature are you incubating at and is your bator forced or still air?

    My chicks came out like yours when my temp was running a bit low. They'd develop all the way to the end, one or 2 would hatch, some of them would pip and never make it out and the rest would die before pipping. Sad stuff :/
     
  3. Busy Hatcher

    Busy Hatcher Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two incubators and they are both doing the same thing. One is an Rcom20 and it is forced air. The temp is set at 99.6 and i had a reptile thermometer in there that confirmed this temp. The other one is a janoel incubator and I know it has humitity problems that I am working on but the Rcom shouldn't be doing that...
     

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