Because the Welsummer has such a thick coating on it's shell, it is harder for the chicks to pip thru. Just give them extra time. I am wanting some Welsummers. Should I order them from the hatchery or get some from you? Let me know ASAP. Remember, I will be meeting up with you in March to get those other chicks we ordered.
You were right. The rock hatched on day 21. The first Welsummer on day 22. Had 2 more Welsummers hatch today (day 23) and another breaking the shell open now. I had 5 Welsummer eggs and thought 4 of them were duds as of this morning (day 23). Now it looks like 4 of the 5 are going to make it.
Here are the two that hatched so far today (day 23) - one is 5 minutes out of the shell - the other about 3 hours.
Edited by JoshFig - 1/23/16 at 12:11pm