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it is day 21 and it is 7:00 am this morning and there is not peeping or chirping under my broody her I candles some of them none of them have internal pip she did such a good job with sitting in them she was never off the nest for more than 10 min she only got off once a day and I never bothered her why army they hatching plz help he.gif thank u

.jayke
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Give them time.  Hatching chicks don't look at the clock.  Have you candled the eggs to see if they were fertile?  Walk away from the nest and check again at 12 noon. Don't dawdle around the nest.  Just take a quick look and leave her alone.  Check her again in the late afternoon. The fact that the hen has not pushed any eggs out of the nest is a good sign.  I know you want to get in there and be helpful, but some hens may feel threatened by your presence and either attack you or attack her chicks.  Walk away and let Mom do her job. Her kind have been doing this for thousands upon thousands of years and don't need no human to help.

 

Good luck!

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Married to the old dude, 0 human kids, 1 horses: Zane Grey , 4 cockatiels:  Nutter Butter, Crystal, Kiki, Marco. 2 parakeets:  The Lemon Drop twins.  1 eccentric peacock:  George. 1 pet terrapin:  Mr. Tuttle. And 12 world famous Jersey Giants hens! Also 1 Black Copper Marans Rooster:  Lying Larry.  2 Black Copper Hens:  Moe, and Curly. Blue Copper Marans rooster:  Son of Steele.  Jersey Giant...

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I'm jut so worried sad.png
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It's not an exact science. Mostly they hatch day 21, sometimes they hatch day 19, sometimes it's day 26. Mother Nature will get round to it in her own good time.

Wait till at least day 23 before you start to worry. Just leave them alone to do their thing.

Aussie Mum to
our sizzle Al

our neurotic Partridge Silkie Penny

and our sweethearts the Salmon Favorelles girls, Colonel , Winry & Carl
And our big girls the Australorps, Pepper, Blackie and Tonio

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Aussie Mum to
our sizzle Al

our neurotic Partridge Silkie Penny

and our sweethearts the Salmon Favorelles girls, Colonel , Winry & Carl
And our big girls the Australorps, Pepper, Blackie and Tonio

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If you saw chicks in the egg when candling then you'll get some to hatch. Broody hens have an excellent hatching rate. The only problem is with unproven broody that abandons a nest early, other than that if all eggs were fertile and placed under her at same time you can assure 80% hatch and many times 90%.

Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.

 

-Charles Dudley Warner

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Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.

 

-Charles Dudley Warner

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Originally Posted by Egghead_Jr View Post

If you saw chicks in the egg when candling then you'll get some to hatch. Broody hens have an excellent hatching rate. The only problem is with unproven broody that abandons a nest early, other than that if all eggs were fertile and placed under her at same time you can assure 80% hatch and many times 90%.
thank u I'm coming home right now I'm gonna check and see if there is any action going on
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Well is there anyaction
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