Egg fertility rates down sharply this year....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Azulegg, May 17, 2011.

  1. Azulegg

    Azulegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It isn't just my ameraucana, EE and rumpless araucana eggs. It is my neighbor's and another chicken raiser that lives 2 miles from me. What the heck is going on???? Every year I have had 90 to 100 percent hatch rates on all of my eggs. This year, it's 20 to 40%!!! Is it in the air, or what??
     
  2. cmfarm

    cmfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it hotter in your area this year? That can cause fertility problems.
     
  3. Azulegg

    Azulegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Actually no. It has been a little cooler than normal ( and wetter ) this spring. So I don't think it's weather related. We have had cool, wet springs before which have never affected fertility.
     
  4. Azulegg

    Azulegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bump

    Anyone else experiencing this problem???
     
  5. Axle Quails

    Axle Quails Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeh I'm havin the same problem and I live in england
     
  6. vnploveschickens

    vnploveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Azulegg, Where do you live?
     

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