Hatch rate way down

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hollyk, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. hollyk

    hollyk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For the first time in 3 years I have been having a crappy hatch rate. I am in East Texas and we had the worst summer in history here. Hot Dry and Windy. We had temps over 100' for 3 1/2 months. I suspect that this is the culprit and the hens and roo just haven't fully recovered. Any thoughts?
     
  2. namastemama

    namastemama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Not an eggs-spert but try improving their food maybe?
     
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    For me, in hot weather as well as cold weather my boys fertility rate goes down.
     
  4. hollyk

    hollyk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will take a look at the diet, however, that has remained consistent all this time. Given the rough summer, they could probably use some more supplements in the way of suet. They do free range several times a week.

    Our cold here is not really all that cold, if it dips below freezing for the night that is considered really COLD for us, LOL. But the heat probably did hit my roo pretty hard.
     

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