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TOPIC: 1st Week Embryo Mortality

1st Week Embryo Mortality 4 years 1 month ago #11098


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I have had an increase of chick embryo's dying in the first week. What are the possible causes of this issue. Bacteria in the incubator or something else?
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Re: 1st Week Embryo Mortality 4 years 1 month ago #11102


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Do you use a separate hatcher?
Do you sterilize your incubator and all hatching trays at the end of the season?
Have you added any new females?
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Re: 1st Week Embryo Mortality 4 years 1 month ago #11106


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I do use a separate hatcher but I did have a few hatch early in the beginning. Using a new incubator and trays were sterilized before I started. Breed stock is the same now as when I started. This has been a progessive problem. Sprayed incubator with bleach water recently. Will see if that helps but I'm about done hatching.
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Re: 1st Week Embryo Mortality 4 years 1 month ago #11109


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Could be something as simple as the eggs are just not as viable this late in the hatching season- for a lot of reasons. Mostly because the breeders are just getting tired or they need to wormed etc.
I did have something like this happen to me a couple of years ago and spraying the inside of the incubator with Trek- Trol helped, but like you I was at the end of the season.

The bad thing is that I researched and this is a symptom of P/T, which is spread thru the female and the eggs in the incubator. Since I tested negative later, I wrote it off.
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Re: 1st Week Embryo Mortality 4 years 1 month ago #11113


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May I ask what is P/T?
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Re: 1st Week Embryo Mortality 4 years 1 month ago #11116


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Daniel wrote:
May I ask what is P/T?

Pullorium/ Typhoid. It is actually 2 things that are tested for at one time. It is actually quite rare now and most states are declared P/T free.
The only state that I know of that doesn't test for it and require a P/T report to show is California.
Mind boggling to me that California doesn't require anything to bring your birds to a show.
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