Why are some of my chicks dying in the middle of hatching?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by FarmFam6, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. FarmFam6

    FarmFam6 In the Brooder

    Jun 6, 2016
    So I took eggs from under my broody hens and they were laying them at different days, then i got an incubator and i had to take them and put them in the incubator. They started hatching a week ago and so far i have 8, but 3 of them were a surprise and had, from what i saw gotten pretty far but died in the middle of hatching. There heads were there and they looked fine from the outside but when i opened them they were all different, one looked like it was bloated and was yellow on the inside and i saw the veins like it was about to pop, the other looked like the yoke was shriveled and was a bit bloody, and the other looked like it had pushed its guts out. Im new at this and i have a feeling it has something to do with the alive and hatched chicks pushing them around and/or the fact that they were hatched in different dates but i wanted some help from professionals. Please help, i hate seeing those chicks dead.

  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland

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