Incubation and Embryology - University of Illinois

Incubation Troubleshooting

Sticky chicks - chicks smeared with egg contents.

Probable Cause Suggested Corrective Measure
Low average temperature

Use proper operating temperature.

Average humidity too high.

Maintain proper humidity levels throughout incubation and hatching cycle.

Inadequate ventilation.

Provide adequate ventilation of the incubator room and proper openings of the incubator ventilators. Follow approved methods with regard to fumigation. Supply 100 percent fresh tempered air.

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