still borns

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ccljazz, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. ccljazz

    ccljazz New Egg

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    I have two Americaunas that have been sitting on 19 eggs in their coop. A week ago the first chick hatched successfully and is doing well. Since then I have found three chicks out of their shell, dead. They were very wet, one of them seemed to have quite a bit of the egg yolk matter covering its head. Any thoughts?
     
  2. lucyboo

    lucyboo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it probably wasnt fully developed if there was yoak on its head. also i dont think it could be a stillborn if it was already out of its shell. i think maybe if it was a broody hen that maybe she didnt keep them warm enough! best of luck!

    <3 kelsey
     

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