only one chick!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Rorie, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. Rorie

    Rorie Chillin' With My Peeps

    135
    0
    89
    Apr 1, 2012
    our hen just hatched a chick, but only one hatched. I checked the other 8 eggs and they were all off with no growth what so ever inside!

    I know that the eggs all came from the same hen, so why is only one egg fertile? I thought the cockerel would keep her fertilised for a whole batch.....but he had fun with her several times a day, every day!

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. ChucktheChick

    ChucktheChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    710
    12
    111
    Sep 24, 2012
    The coop
    Hmmmm.............. That's odd. Maybe the other eggs were too cold. Or maybe the egg that hatched was the last one to be layed, meaning she started to set then on the eggs after the last one was layed so it got a head start. There are so many things that can go wrong! Did you crack them open?
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by