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Turkeys dies at very end of hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Splandry, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. Splandry

    Splandry Out Of The Brooder

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    I had 4 turkey eggs in my incubator. They were all moving the day defore the hatch. One ended up hatching the other three didn't even pip. I waited a couple of days then broke the eggs. All three had completely formed chicks in them, any ideas why they died at the last minutes before hatch?
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Could be several things, but humidity % is at the top of my list! What was the humidity in the incubator for the first 20 some days? And the last 3 days?
     
  3. ChanLillie

    ChanLillie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did your temp drop during lockdown at all? What did the membrane look like when you opened the eggs? And was the yolk absorbed or was there a lot left?
     

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