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Will chicks hatch in two stages?

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my first time broody hen diligently sat on eleven eggs. Four hatched on day 21. She moved to next nest box and eggs were left all over the place. I put them near her and she tucked them under her and continues to sit. It is early day 24. I heard peeping of one egg yesterday when moving them. Any chance they might hatch? Should I intervene? Should I candle? I don't have an incubator, so if I start a pip hole, do I then place back und
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She may stay on the nest until she feels all eggs likely to hatch have done so. If so, then don't intervene.

Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 

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Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 

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Thanks for the response. She quit sitting today. I looked at the eggs and they clearly hadn't developed. Mama knew what she was doing! There was one that seems to have died late in the process which made me sad, but I guess that's all part of the process. She did manage to hatch one more this morning, though she left it wet and cold. I brought it inside and put it o the heating pad. She fluffed up, started peeping and walking. I put her with mama and the others tonight and she fit right in. Happy to have a fifth fluff ball! Thanks for the help!
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Glad it worked out well smile.png

Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 

Reply

Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 

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