what exactly happened?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bobzant, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. bobzant

    bobzant Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had 6 eggs in the bator. I tossed two because they were clear. I was dumb and opened one early cuz I thought it was dead. One hatched. And the other two were fully formed but dead in the shell, when I poked a hole to look in they looked shrinkwrapped but neither had pipped. What happened?
     
  2. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like low humidity, dried out to where they couldn't break out of the membrane or shells.
     
  3. bobzant

    bobzant Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Humidity was 65 is that high enough?
     
  4. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Weird it should have been. Was it that high during the whole lockdown process? Did you leave the incubator shut as much as possible?
     
  5. bobzant

    bobzant Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I opened it once to get the chick out and once to candle the late eggs, which was when I found out that they'd died.
     
  6. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    did you calibrate your hygrometer before this hatch?
     
  7. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I imagine they weren't shrinkwrapped, they just looked that way. Pronbably just fully formed but dead. Looking at them through the unburst membrane I imagine you could quite easily assume they were shrinkwrapped when they actually weren't...
     

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