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Broody Hen! Help!

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My silkie has been sitting for about 21 days and, i went to check on her today and one chick was in the corner dieing and its shell right next to it, i lifted her up and there was one egg that had a little hole in it and it was still going but i went out 10 mins ago and it has stopped, how long should i leave the eggs under her? I don't wanna take them out if there is a chance they might hatch!

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Hatching is a long and difficult process for the chicks, I wouldn't do anything with the eggs until three days after the hatch date.

1 dad, 1 mom, 3 sisters, a whole bunch of chickens, 13 runner ducks, 2 lab/pyrenees/anatolian mixes, 1 pyrenees rescue, a norwich terrier and 2 geckos
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1 dad, 1 mom, 3 sisters, a whole bunch of chickens, 13 runner ducks, 2 lab/pyrenees/anatolian mixes, 1 pyrenees rescue, a norwich terrier and 2 geckos
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Two of them hatched the rest I cracked open and they were just yolks with a little bit of blood
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Blood is a sign of chicks dying inside the egg.  Good luck with your new hatchlings!!

1 dad, 1 mom, 3 sisters, a whole bunch of chickens, 13 runner ducks, 2 lab/pyrenees/anatolian mixes, 1 pyrenees rescue, a norwich terrier and 2 geckos
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1 dad, 1 mom, 3 sisters, a whole bunch of chickens, 13 runner ducks, 2 lab/pyrenees/anatolian mixes, 1 pyrenees rescue, a norwich terrier and 2 geckos
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