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

  1. ccljazz

    ccljazz Hatching

    Aug 6, 2011
    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 Songster

    May 30, 2011
    North Carolina
    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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