Tomorrow is day 21 under my broody and I found.....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Teresaann24, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    Today when I went to check for pips or hatches I found one egg that all the shell was broken off but the chick was still inside cased in membrane. The chick had not tried to hatch it was still curled in the ball I found a fully formed chick half the yolk asorbed but dead. I have no clue what happened because lastnight I counted her eggs when she got off to use the bathroom and all 7 where ok. Did my hen do this? I checked the other eggs and saw some pips and could hear the chick peeping inside I only candled once on these eggs at day 7 and all were growing.
     
  2. TheBuff

    TheBuff Out Of The Brooder

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    Apr 13, 2009
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    Hatching eggs in spring time even in eastern kentucky hatching under the hen when the weather is cold or cool when the hens get off to eat,drink, the eggs could cool to fast. too low temperature is the most frequent causes of poor hatching. If it's cold or really cool cover eggs next time she gets off.
     

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