Why did my egg/chick die? -graphic pics-

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sloallie10, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. sloallie10

    sloallie10 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2008
    CA
    This egg was due last weekend and It was a black or blue molted duccle. I left it in the bator for another week, and ten we decided to open it. I wanted this chick to hatch the most, so If you could tell me what happened That would be great.
    These pictures do not show the blue color of the chick very well.
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  2. Chicken Chat

    Chicken Chat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so sorry. It always seems to happen to the ones we want the most.

    Well, it looks like the poor little thing died before the yolk was absorbed. When you opened the shell, was the head still tucked to the belly or had it moved up into position yet? Was the membrane dried out?
     
  3. FF

    FF Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe day 18-19. Sorry about the loss
     
  4. sloallie10

    sloallie10 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2008
    CA
    Quote:The head was tucked in. Im not quite sure about the membrane I dont think it was dry.
     

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