Are EE's hard to hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ginbart, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. ginbart

    ginbart Crowing

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    I put 8 EE eggs in the bator only one hatched but it died. I did check them and 6 were good. I was just wondering if they are any harder to hatch. If anyone hatches EE's could you tell me if you have a hard time. I may do more next week. It all depends on all your answers. Thanks for all your help.
  2. ladybug4ut1

    ladybug4ut1 Songster

    Nov 13, 2007
    Central Florida
    I have had great luck with mine. were they growing at all maybe you had aspike or something.....they have been fairly easy....
  3. ginbart

    ginbart Crowing

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    Quote:Nope, they did nothing. I did see the bulls eye in them. I had RIR's in with them and they came out ok. I guess I will try again. I only have 2 hens so I only get 1 or 2 eggs a day. Next week I'm hoping to put them in with some other RIR's I'm getting from Pine Grove.

    Thanks for letting me know.
  4. Akane

    Akane Crowing

    Jun 15, 2008
    Not typically. They tend to be pretty hardy but it would depend exactly what mix of breeds they are. I found for some reason my hatchery EE crossed with my japanese bantams don't hatch well.
  5. perrym1962

    perrym1962 Songster

    Oct 21, 2007
    Eastview, Ky..
    Mine hatch as good as any that I have. Around the 90% range. With my own eggs of course.[​IMG]
  6. ginbart

    ginbart Crowing

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    I was using my own eggs but I don't know what mix of breeds they are. I have 2 RIR roosters and I don't know if they are getting the EE hens. I am saving them up. I have the big bator warming up. And I'm waiting on eggs to come next week. So I'll try it again. Thanks everyone.

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