What went wrong with this egg? Pip and fluid came out :(

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Hennypen, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. Hennypen

    Hennypen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just what the title said. When the chick pipped, fluid came out. Chick drowned.

    All other 14 chicks made it out fine.
     
  2. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    were the other chicks real wet? If they were wet I would think the humidity was too high. if not I would just think it a fluke, I have had it happen. Not sure if it is a small bacteria issue or what... sorry about your chick
     
  3. Hennypen

    Hennypen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No the others were perfect.
     
  4. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    If that one chick was just a day or two behind the others in development, there is a chance it absorbed more water in the air cell and did indeed drown when it first pipped.

    AL
     
  5. Hennypen

    Hennypen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it were a day or two behind, why didn't it just not pip for another day or two?
     
  6. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any chance one corner of your bator could have a higher humidity than the rest of it? I know you can get hot and cool spots, but I don't know if you can get drier or wetter spots. It does sound weird that the rest of your chicks weren't soggy, but this one was.
     
  7. Hennypen

    Hennypen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a 1588 hovabator w/blower. I wonder if I got water on it when adding water for humidity. Would that have done it?
     
  8. Baralak

    Baralak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Na... I get water on my eggs all the time. a drop or two every few days won't cause it to have that much mosture inside the egg. You have to understand that nature will claim critters that arn't just right. Something must have been wrong with the chick during development for this to happen. It is ok and normal. And to be honest, if you have 14 hatched out of 15. You did GREAT!
     

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