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Good day.

 

I have Boschveld chickens which I use to incubate chicks. But my last two batches I had no chicks at all. My hatching rate is usually very good. Everything seems to be working fine with my incubator. I also feed the chickens the same as I used to. Does anybody maybe know what can be wrong?

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:welcome  How many roosters do you have?  If only one, any possibility that he has gone sterile?  Type 'bulls eye fertility' in the search bar at the top of the page to check on the fertility of your eggs.

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Originally Posted by Jack Betz View Post
 

Good day.

 

I have Boschveld chickens which I use to incubate chicks. But my last two batches I had no chicks at all. My hatching rate is usually very good. Everything seems to be working fine with my incubator. I also feed the chickens the same as I used to. Does anybody maybe know what can be wrong?

Are they developing at all or just nothing? If no development at all I'd have to go with sourland on a fertility issue. If they are developing and quitting at what time are they quitting?

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Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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I have one rooster for every ten hens. OK thank you will do so.

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Roosters can sometimes be born with something wrong with their reproductive organs or could develope something wrong later in life.

 

Some roosters can also be a bit weak and can't do their job properly. Sometimes there could be disease or worm or something attacking the rooster making them weak.

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Hi, I did not check the fertility at different stages. Will do so with the next batch going in. Thank you

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Thank you for the input. They seem to be healthy. I do vaccinate, deworm ect my chickens. The roosters are also still nice and young. 

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Whether it's cold weather or chickens first eggs I had a fertility issue with 11 month old flock. It went away after a month of laying and 20 degree rise in spring temp. Being near a year old the eggs were full size and normal in every way yet none were fertile and we've still far too many cockerels/cocks to hens. Mentally preparing as we speak to get one of those taken care of before letting birds out of coop. Spring chicken soup Mmmm.

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