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#112277 - 02/26/14 09:45 PM embryo death, yolk not attached
Uno Offline
Lord of the Fowl

Registered: 08/26/05
Posts: 1280
Loc: Canada
I wonder if anyone knows what causes this?

Have eggs in bator, but they are dropping like flies. Temps are right on the nose. When I break the egg to look (which I always do) I find that the yolk is not attached to the belly of the chick, like it should be. THe chick looks perfect, except for very small, but the yolk is not attached getting ready to be pulled into the body. Instead it is a smashed mess floating around the egg.

They are turned by hand, no turner. I am gentle. THese eggs got very cold, perhaps even frozen before I set them. I cannot imagine they would come this far and fail now because they were frozen when I gathered them? You'd think they just wouldn't start if freezing was the problem.

This is very annoying.

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#112280 - 02/27/14 11:23 AM Re: embryo death, yolk not attached [Re: Uno]
Altair Offline
Bantam

Registered: 06/22/11
Posts: 64
Loc: Vermont, USA
What day(s) are they dying?

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#112281 - 02/27/14 12:38 PM Re: embryo death, yolk not attached [Re: Altair]
Uno Offline
Lord of the Fowl

Registered: 08/26/05
Posts: 1280
Loc: Canada
They have been dying all along. This last one was about day 17 or 18.

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#112315 - 03/05/14 05:58 AM Re: embryo death, yolk not attached [Re: Uno]
Henkin Offline
New Egg

Registered: 03/03/14
Posts: 2
Loc: South UK

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#112352 - 03/08/14 08:11 PM Re: embryo death, yolk not attached [Re: Henkin]
Uno Offline
Lord of the Fowl

Registered: 08/26/05
Posts: 1280
Loc: Canada
Thank you.

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