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Day 22 under a broody

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HI, this is my silkies first time being broody so I gave her some fertile eggs.  I have never hatched out eggs before.  We are now on day 22 and no piping or anything.  I candled one of the eggs this morning and it is completely dark and I can't see anything through it. ( I really don't even know what I should be looking for at that stage)  I didn't want to look at any more just in case they are going to try to hatch soon.  I candled at day 7 and 14 and from what I could tell, it looked like they were developing.  How long should I leave them for?  If they don't hatch I was going to try to get her a few babies to put under her. Any advice?

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I'd wait at least another 24 hours.  Keep us updated, and good luck.

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I am now on day 24.  I went ahead and candled a couple of them. This one pictured and one other is dark all the way through.  

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Looks like a fully developed egg.  If the eggs are not stinking, I'd let her keep on setting on them.

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Any luck?

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