unsuccessful hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by onecrazyblackredneck, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. onecrazyblackredneck

    onecrazyblackredneck Hatching

    Sep 13, 2011
    What causes chicks to be born with their intestines on the outside? I hatched out three today and all three hatched like that? I was wondering if it was something I was doing wrong or was it because my rooster was sick or because i was medicating the rooster and hens when these eggs where laid ? sad day for me [​IMG]

  2. reereechickens

    reereechickens Songster

    Feb 12, 2011
    Reidsville, NC
    Wow! That is sad:hit I don't know the answer but I'll ask questions and hopefully someone with more knowledge can help. What was the medication given to your chickens? Why were they being treated? Do you incubate them in an incubator or broody?

    Also [​IMG]
  3. onecrazyblackredneck

    onecrazyblackredneck Hatching

    Sep 13, 2011
    I was using wazine I think is the name because some of them where gasping and gurgling with watery eyes, the local feed store said that would work, it didnt though..........I incubate them, constant temp around 99 to 100 and humidity stays around 35 to 45 and there is a little fan in there too.........
  4. pete55

    pete55 Songster

    Feb 19, 2011
    Suffolk, UK
    Well your settings seem ok but do you mean actual intestines out of the body or just the yolk sac? Very sorry to hear your news [​IMG]

  5. Erica

    Erica Songster

    Dec 5, 2010
    If it's the yolk sac still unabsorbed (not intestines) hanging out, it may be that temperature was a little hot. Sometimes thermometers can be wrong, so it might be worth checking yours against a reliable one.

    Intestines hanging out would be more of a genetic or developmental defect. Sorry, I don't know the exact cause. It may be worth changing the mating (i.e. if you put the rooster with different hens it may not show up again).

    Hopefully it won't happen again, whatever caused it.
    Best wishes,

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