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Three Plus Chicks and Questions

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sweetshoplady, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Songster

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    My Gypsy is hatching her eggs. She has 3 out so far. One is in the pipping stage and is chirping. Yesterday, one pipped and got no further. Gypsy got off her nest a couple of times - afternoon and I was able to see this egg with the pip with the little beak. The little fella didn't make it. I cracked the egg open to see and the membrane seemed to be very strong.

    I can think of several possible reasons if this had been in an incubator. But this was under a hen. Any ideas why? Was it just a weak chick? Not going to make it anyway?

    It is so fun to watch Gypsy and these cute little yellow chicks. I will be posting pics as soon as I can get them on a disk.
  2. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊ 9 Years

    Aug 19, 2008
    mmm...not sure why it died. [​IMG]
    so sorry about the poor fella. [​IMG]
    Congrats on the other little fluffies! [​IMG] Sorry i can't help you with why the other one died, but hopefully someone else will know! [​IMG]
    Good luck! [​IMG]

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