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I have a broody on two eggs, and apparently one hatch last night or early morning. How long should it take for the other to start pipping? And when is a hatch considered delayed? I'm excited(they're sex linked silkie X leghorn) but don't want one of them to be dead! 

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There's no way to tell. Did the hen start sitting on them at the same time? Were the eggs the same age (from lay date)?

A hen will sit for a couple days after the first hatch unless she can tell there's no peeping or movement.

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There's no way to tell. Did the hen start sitting on them at the same time? Were the eggs the same age (from lay date)?

A hen will sit for a couple days after the first hatch unless she can tell there's no peeping or movement.

They do have same lay date. So I guess I'll just wait. 

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