When did he die? ** GRAPHIC PHOTOGRAPH **

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by JulieZ, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. bragabit

    bragabit Songster

    Mar 26, 2009
    Southern Utah
    Don't know....sorry wish I could help.
  2. VioletandBodie

    VioletandBodie Songster

    Aug 11, 2010
    from my experents with budgies and finches and some other birds he llok like 15-17 but i dont know about chickens he dose look like he almost made it, sorry for your loss
  3. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

    Jan 15, 2009
    My Coop
    I'm guessing day 19-20.

  4. LaurenM23

    LaurenM23 Songster

    Jun 16, 2010
    King George, VA
    He looks just about ready to me, but I've only had one hatch...our experts will know better. All of his features look well formed. Might he have drown?
  5. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

    Mar 22, 2010
    Saratoga County, NY
    He looks pretty wet based on the pics in the eggtopsy thread. What was the humidity?
  6. JulieZ

    JulieZ Songster

    Feb 5, 2010
    Trenton, Florida
    humidity was running 70. Now I have one fighting & he will die with or without me. I have decided to try & help him fight. God help me because I don't knwo what I'm doing but based on this article I found, I'm slowly working off the shell. The membrane looks very vein-y. Is that normal?


  7. xyresicchick

    xyresicchick Songster

    Mar 5, 2010
    Providence, RI
    oh my god. if she's veiny, dont do anymore. she's not ready! put a warm damp (but not sopping wet, or the blood won't go away) cloth on her and around the membrane and make sure it stays warm until the blood is all absorbed or she might bleed to death! good luck! [​IMG]

    edited to say it might be best to wait a few days more to help her out, unless she really looks ready.

    also, that baby definitely looked like he was close. what is your temp? if on day 25, i would assume your temp is low. its heart wrenching to lose chicks... they're so sweet. but they quit for many reasons.
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2010
  8. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Songster

    Nov 14, 2009
    Boyers, Pa
    I'm going to guess around day 19 also. Seems to have a lot of fluid still. What was your humidity for the incubation? I'm assuming by 70 you mean for lockdown.

    Better yet, what was your temp? Are you sure its day 25?
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2010

  9. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

    Jun 10, 2010
    Based on the external yolk sack, I'm going to say day 18-19. Are you sure you counted your days right? Are you sure that your thermometer is accurate? You said 'there was life yesterday'- how do you know this? It clearly didn't pip internally, which means it almost definitely didn't make it past day 19 as that is the point where their lungs begin to function and they need to pip the membrane or drown.

    If you counted your days right, I would bet that your thermometer is inaccurate and reading higher than your temps actually are. This would result in 2 things- a slower development and increased moisture in the egg (even with proper humidity). You said the humidity was 70%, and I am assuming you mean during lockdown. What was it through incubation and are you sure your hygrometer is accurate?

    If you think there is a possibility you miscounted days (in this case, added a week of time to your memory in which case this bird is spot on for day 18-19 death day-wise.... I know I would get dates wrong if I didn't write them on my calendar) then your conditions are probably correct and your equipment is probably functioning as it should.

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