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Why do chicks die during incubation?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jonty, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. jonty

    jonty Out Of The Brooder

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    Why do chicks die during incubation? I incubate 20 eggs at at time but only get a hatch rate of may be 50% When I check the eggs 90% were fertile and had the start of a chick and in some cases it looks like the chick die late into incubation.
     
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    I am shure some E G G expert will tell you more details , But I am guessing there are a LOT of reason , to low or high of heat, to low or high of huimidity , genetics , malformations, ect ect ect
     

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