turkeys die as hatching

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bunnibird55, May 25, 2011.

  1. bunnibird55

    bunnibird55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Help! What have I done wrong? I have turkey eggs that were shipped - they are formed perfectly - started pipping yesterday on day 27. They pip and die. They are through the membrane. They live for several hours after getting through the shell - never fully hatch and then they die. The humidity is 70percent and the temp is staying right at 99.7 in a forced air bator. What have I done - what can I do - I am devastated. I have hatched chickens and ducks with never this much problem. I have one right now that is just very weak, but it is not moving enough to get itself free of the shell. Should I help? There is quite a bit of blood. I never had this much blood with chicks or ducks. [​IMG]
     
  2. Griffin Nest

    Griffin Nest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this might happen either if the temperature was too high during incubation or humidity being too high during incubation. what was your humidity?
     
  3. bunnibird55

    bunnibird55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The humidity stayed between 35 and 40% during incubation and I have it up to 70% for lockdown. Should I lower the humidity now or is it too late? The temperature has stayed steady between 99.3 and 100 degrees throughout the incubation and lockdown. Is there anything I can do to save the rest?
     

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