Hatching failure - PLEASE HELP!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mike22572, Mar 14, 2009.

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  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Where the eggs fresh or shipped?

    Many eggs often fail to hatch. It could be fertility issues with the rooster. Fertile but unviable eggs do to rooster/hen mating incompatability.

    It would be temperature issues. Humidity issues.

    Too many reasons to list.

    Of the 41 eggs did only the 6 develop or did some begin developing and then stop?
     
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    only 6 developed. they were local eggs from a friend. he has 1 rooster to 6 hens
     
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    Quote:only 6 developed. they were local eggs from a friend.he has 1 rooster to 6 hens
     
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    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    How many developed but did not hatch? Blood rings, partial development?
     
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    Quote:6 developed all6 hatched. the others did not develope at all
     
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    They were most likely not fertile or not viable. How old were the oldest of the eggs?

    Roosters often go through a infertile period in winter with shortened days and less sunlight.
     
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    Quote:they were all 1 day old, they come from different breeds. could it be the turner? ive had people tell me not to use it, but i dont know why
     
  9. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    More likely they were infertile.
     
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    Quote:thanks for your help. best of luck. you seem like a very nice person. my son thanks you to.
     

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