Day 23 only four hatched out of thirty

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tobinvalley, Feb 1, 2016.

  1. tobinvalley

    tobinvalley Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 1, 2016
    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?
  2. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2014
    Pacific Northwest
    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?
  3. tobinvalley

    tobinvalley Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 1, 2016
    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.
  4. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2015
    SE Texas
    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.
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2016
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