Incubating ?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by missbrit2006, Jan 4, 2016.

  1. missbrit2006

    missbrit2006 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm currently incubating eggs but people are telling me they won't hatch not the right time of the year to incubate?
     
  2. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How are you incubating them? It can be harder to incubate and get surviving chicks in the colder winter months. Roosters can be less fertile and hens reduce laying so that can be hard to get fertile hatching eggs for that reason too.
     
  3. lirette

    lirette Out Of The Brooder

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    I had 2 hatch this morning out of 5 with one still chirping in the shell. I had heard the same thing and only tried it because I still had an incubator out. I was surprised and excited to find chicks today, especially since these are my fist pure bred cuckoo marans! Good luck to you. never hurts to give it a try in my opinion.
     
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I just hatched 14/15 :) But I've had years where fertility has been terrible in the colder months and nothing has hatched.
     

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