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Hatching eggs

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We have a silkie sitting on 3 eggs. We candled last night 2 definately has developing chicks and one was a? this morning she has cast out the ? egg. can silkies tell if tge egg is not developed?
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I'm not sure how, but it does seem as though they can tell. I'll bet that smell has something to do with it but there could be many other factors; noise, movement, temperature, etc. 


Chickens have been hatching their eggs for thousands of years, they must know what they are doing ;)

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yes, I was pretty impressed with her.
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