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What causes chicks to hatch with intestines out?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Goat_Walker, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

    Jul 9, 2008
    So at the fair they always have this incubator spot where you can watch chicks hatch.

    When I went their was one with its intestines hanging out.

    Tonight there are two different ones with the same problem. What causes this?
  2. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2009
    I could be wrong (and boy will someone let me know) but I think a lot of the hatching difficulties that happen with incubators is because they are malfunctioning somehow. The temp could be too high or low or the humidity could be off.
  3. emma121081

    emma121081 New Egg

    Aug 3, 2009
    I have had this problem with chicks in my incubator. If the bit hanging out is the yellow yolk sac it means the temperature in the incubator has nt been high enough for the chicks to develop correctly.

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