What would cause...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chix-in-GA, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. Chix-in-GA

    Chix-in-GA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 17, 2008
    Nashville, GA
    a chick to fully develop in the egg....but look like the insides were outside?!?!?!

    What I mean is that the chick had fully developed...Feathers, feet, beak, everything..except it looked like the internal organs were still on the outside of the chick.

    I am trying to learn more...so if I did something wrong I can prevent it in the future.

    Thanks to all you guru's out there. [​IMG]
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    Sometimes that just happens. It does happen more often in eggs that have been shipped and gone through x-ray machines though. The radiation seems to have harsh effects on the embryo's. This is just part of hatching eggs. You always have the chance of getting a mutated chick, somewhere down the line. Not very reassuring, I know, but it just is how it is. [​IMG]

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