Hatching chick with a broody, 3 hatched live 4 did not hatch why?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by blackbearlady, Jul 22, 2016.

  1. 4 fully formed but were dead why?
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

    Jun 15, 2012
    They may not have been fertilized--however, I would repost your question in the "Hatching & Incubating Eggs" section.
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! I'm sorry to hear you had 4 that did not hatch. There are so many things that can use failure to hatch, here is an informative article ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/egg-failure-to-hatch-diagnosing-incubation-problems

    As you used a hen which is the most natural way to incubate I would say there could have possible been something wrong with egg quality or the parent birds of the chicks.

    Good luck with your hen and her hatched chicks and enjoy BYC :frow
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the word!

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I am so sorry you had some trouble here. Was this a broody hatch? So many things could have gone wrong. It is hard to say what the cause of the poor hatch. Feel free to follow the link to our Incubation forums or even stop by our Chicken Behavior and Egglaying section too where lots of broody talk goes on... https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/18/chicken-behaviors-and-egglaying

    Good luck in the future with your hatches and welcome to our flock! :)
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    2 Crows has given you a good link, so I will just say Welcome to Backyard chickens, glad you joined the flock.

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