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Day 23 only four hatched out of thirty

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I candles at day 14 and culled down to thirty. So far only four hatched and none are currently pipping. They are Jersey giant crosses do they take longer?
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Bantam eggs tend to take less time so I would expect Jersey's to take longer, bu that's a few late late there... In the other eggs, do you hear anything, feel anything, do the already hatched chicks seem fine? Did they hatch normally?

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A proud member of 4h and a strong bearer of the Pacific Northwest and its Cold, not to mention a chicken mommy of 3 Cochins, 1 Sicilian Buttercup, 2 Bantam EE, 1 RIR/EE Mix, 1 Mille Fleur Booted Bantam, and 2 bantam OEGB's, a Black Bearded Silkie and a double laced silver Plymouth Bantam!
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All others hatched normally. They all looked normal at 14 days. No Jersey giants hatched. Had about 24 of the Jersey crosses and six others the six others have hatched. Candled them this morning and autopsied them looks like they stopped right at about 15 days... Who knows. The only thing I remember us the thermometer connected to the thermostat they told me to lay on top of the eggs fell down in one day when the auto turner moved the eggs back and forth. Maybe it got to hot or cold that day and killed them.
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Not sure if this would apply, but I read that high rates of deaths between days 10-15 can indicate bad breeder flock diet. Of course a temperature spike could definitely have been a problem. 


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