Large, soft-bodied mushy chicks dead on trays with bad odor.
|Probable Cause||Suggested Corrective Measure|
| Poor ventilation in incubator and/or hatcher.
| Provide proper ventilation of the incubator and
hatcher rooms and proper openings of the incubator and hatcher ventilators.
| Humidity too high, especially during incubation.
| Maintain proper humidity levels throughout incubating
and hatching cycle.
| Omphasitis (Navel infection).
|Thoroughly clean hatcher and hatch trays between hatches. Be sure hatch trays are clean. (A severe bad odor in this connection is most always associated with Omphalitis).|