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I have a bantam who went broody, so I put a few eggs under her. We candled them about a week or so into her sitting, and they seemed alive. Sunday was day 21 and now on Tuesday still no chicks. She's still sitting, and won't let anyone near without a good pecking. Should I worry? Take the eggs from her and hope she gives up?

 

Not sure what to do.

21 chickens: 1 Barred Rock, 1 Production Red, 1 Red Sex-Link, 6 EEs (3 roos, 3 hens), 4 BOs, 3 Bantams (2 roos, 1 hen), 1 EE/Red Sex-Link cross, 3 EE/BO cross and one week old EE mix chick. 3 cats: Alex (m), Scotch (m) and Cinder (f). Plus 1 Husband and 4 kids (girl, girl, boy, girl).
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21 chickens: 1 Barred Rock, 1 Production Red, 1 Red Sex-Link, 6 EEs (3 roos, 3 hens), 4 BOs, 3 Bantams (2 roos, 1 hen), 1 EE/Red Sex-Link cross, 3 EE/BO cross and one week old EE mix chick. 3 cats: Alex (m), Scotch (m) and Cinder (f). Plus 1 Husband and 4 kids (girl, girl, boy, girl).
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post #2 of 6

They could be hatched and you just don't know it. When my turkeys were hatching chicken eggs I didn't know that they had hatched the chicks until I physically picked the turkeys up and checked. Just wait until maybe tomorrow and then pick her up and check. If nothing then maybe if you can sneak a candle in and check the eggs that would be worth a try. ONLY do this if there aren't any hatched and no pips.

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post #3 of 6
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Originally Posted by brahmabreeder View Post

They could be hatched and you just don't know it. When my turkeys were hatching chicken eggs I didn't know that they had hatched the chicks until I physically picked the turkeys up and checked. Just wait until maybe tomorrow and then pick her up and check. If nothing then maybe if you can sneak a candle in and check the eggs that would be worth a try. ONLY do this if there aren't any hatched and no pips.


Hubby checked this evening when he got home. No hatched chicks, he didn't notice if any had pipped or not though.

21 chickens: 1 Barred Rock, 1 Production Red, 1 Red Sex-Link, 6 EEs (3 roos, 3 hens), 4 BOs, 3 Bantams (2 roos, 1 hen), 1 EE/Red Sex-Link cross, 3 EE/BO cross and one week old EE mix chick. 3 cats: Alex (m), Scotch (m) and Cinder (f). Plus 1 Husband and 4 kids (girl, girl, boy, girl).
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21 chickens: 1 Barred Rock, 1 Production Red, 1 Red Sex-Link, 6 EEs (3 roos, 3 hens), 4 BOs, 3 Bantams (2 roos, 1 hen), 1 EE/Red Sex-Link cross, 3 EE/BO cross and one week old EE mix chick. 3 cats: Alex (m), Scotch (m) and Cinder (f). Plus 1 Husband and 4 kids (girl, girl, boy, girl).
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post #4 of 6
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Hubby candled eggs tonight, there is movement but they are now on day 24 and still no pips or hatching. Unless I miscounted and set them under her on the 17th not the 10th... ?

21 chickens: 1 Barred Rock, 1 Production Red, 1 Red Sex-Link, 6 EEs (3 roos, 3 hens), 4 BOs, 3 Bantams (2 roos, 1 hen), 1 EE/Red Sex-Link cross, 3 EE/BO cross and one week old EE mix chick. 3 cats: Alex (m), Scotch (m) and Cinder (f). Plus 1 Husband and 4 kids (girl, girl, boy, girl).
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21 chickens: 1 Barred Rock, 1 Production Red, 1 Red Sex-Link, 6 EEs (3 roos, 3 hens), 4 BOs, 3 Bantams (2 roos, 1 hen), 1 EE/Red Sex-Link cross, 3 EE/BO cross and one week old EE mix chick. 3 cats: Alex (m), Scotch (m) and Cinder (f). Plus 1 Husband and 4 kids (girl, girl, boy, girl).
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post #5 of 6

Well if they are still alive, then wait and hope for the best. I think you might have counted the hatch date wrong because a broody is almost always on time with hatching.

LF brahmas in Buff and Light

A.I. and Pullorum clean

NPIP 31-671

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post #6 of 6
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Originally Posted by brahmabreeder View Post

Well if they are still alive, then wait and hope for the best. I think you might have counted the hatch date wrong because a broody is almost always on time with hatching.


I'm hoping that I did indeed put the wrong date on the calendar. It's her first time going broody, and my second time letting a broody hen hatch eggs. The first time It was a young hen and she let her eggs freeze one day, and we lost them all.

21 chickens: 1 Barred Rock, 1 Production Red, 1 Red Sex-Link, 6 EEs (3 roos, 3 hens), 4 BOs, 3 Bantams (2 roos, 1 hen), 1 EE/Red Sex-Link cross, 3 EE/BO cross and one week old EE mix chick. 3 cats: Alex (m), Scotch (m) and Cinder (f). Plus 1 Husband and 4 kids (girl, girl, boy, girl).
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21 chickens: 1 Barred Rock, 1 Production Red, 1 Red Sex-Link, 6 EEs (3 roos, 3 hens), 4 BOs, 3 Bantams (2 roos, 1 hen), 1 EE/Red Sex-Link cross, 3 EE/BO cross and one week old EE mix chick. 3 cats: Alex (m), Scotch (m) and Cinder (f). Plus 1 Husband and 4 kids (girl, girl, boy, girl).
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