I've been incubating and hatching my Ameraucana eggs for the last few months, and it seems like about 1/3 of the chicks that hatch from green eggs have problems. leg, toe, eating issues and just death in the shell before hatching and immediately after hatching, etc. I was noticing on the special needs chicks thread, there were a few ameraucanas, so I was thinking that maybe that's just how the breed is. I had been considering buying different breeding stock to see if it is my hens' genes causing the problem. the papa roos of these babies aren't ameraucana. the mamas were probably from ideal hatchery.