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Dry sticks - shell sticking to chicks

Causes:

  • Eggs dried down too much.
  • Low humidity at hatching time.
  • Improper egg turning.
Correction:
  • Maintain proper humidity levels during egg-holding period and throughout incubation cycle. Do not over-ventilate.
  • Proper humidity levels throughout incubation cycle.
  • Turn eggs hourly or at least at regular intervals eight times daily.