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

  1. bobzant

    bobzant Chirping

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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

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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 Chirping

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    Humidity was 65 is that high enough?
     
  4. Impress

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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

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

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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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