Unabsorbed yolk

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by KKluckers, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    What causes this? I had about 8 chicks that never hatched because of this. They were other wise normal looking. I had the humidity about 50% and the temp 99.5-100.0 for a forced air. Oh yeah the eggs were shipped; could this of done it? It is just so strange.
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC

    out this quick page for info on hatching problems.

    Did you raise the humidity for the last three days??? If not, that may be the issue. From the advice and information on the forum, sounds like the humidity should be up to around 75% on those last few days...
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Christina, here is a synopsis of reasons that could cause such a thing. Even when you have the list, sometimes you can only say what it is NOT, but not what the actual cause was for sure. Which eggs were those?

    Not pipped. Full-term embryo, large yolk sac; yolk sac may not be fully enclosed by abdominal wall, may have residual albumen. Causes:

    1. Inadequate turning, resulting in decreased embryonic membrane development and nutrient absorption.

    2. Humidity too high during incubation or after transfer.

    3. Incubator temperature too low.

    4. Hatcher temperature too high.

    5. Eggs chilled.

    6. Nutritional deficiencies.

    7. Heredity.

    8. Embryological development accident.

    9. Breeder diseases.

    10. Inadequate ventilation.

    11. Prolonged egg storage.
  4. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    I raised the humidity to 70%-75% last three days. I have automatic turners and the ventilation was set to mfg. the eggs were the ones from Jim and the silkie eggs. Your eggs and the Cochin eggs I ordered not a one with the problem. I would think if it was incubator problems then I would of had a few from each batch. That is why I think it so strange. I have ordered more eggs and I'm going to set them this week. We will see what happens. Your probably right Cyn~ just one of those thing that happens. I'm really happy with the 30 chicks I did get 67% hatch rate. I was thinking 50%.
  5. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    Almost forgot thank you both for the info. [​IMG]
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    You're welcome! Sometimes, you have to play detective and use logic. Sometimes, it just happens and you never know why. Once I had several chicks with toes crooked to the side. Of five breeds in the bator, only one breed had that problem, therefore I concluded that it was genetic, not an incubation problem. My temp & humidity were good all the way through, too.

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