Hi everyone I am from the UK 2009/10 winter here was the coldest for 31 years. I understand in some parts of America it was also bad however in Canada it was warmer than normal. Im not sure if this has anything to do with it but this year fertility/hatch rates appear to be very bad for almost all bird species I keep zebra finch Bengalese( society) finch and java sparrow as well as chickens quail red legged partridge (similar to chukar) and this year hatch Himalayan monal (impeyan) and temmincks tragopan eggs. This year fertility has been very bad and my finches only started breeding about 2 months ago whereas before they would have been on their third clutch by now and I have only had one hatch. My quail Chinese painted (button) and Japanese (coturnix) were not as fertile as normal and my broody welsummer was not very bothered she sat for a week then gave up. I have spoken to people who breed parakeets, budgies and many other breeds of pheasants and all of them are saying they have either had no chicks or very poor results, some breeds lady Amherst, golden, wild ring neck and American wild turkey have done ok still not as good as normal but ok. So I just wondered whats it being like over where you are and if it has been as bad anyone got any ideas? Thanks a lot for your help.