1 fertile egg only

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Awell, Jun 24, 2019.

  1. Awell

    Awell In the Brooder

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    Hi,

    I got 2 fertile eggs from a friend when my hen went broody. The first one hatched early (day 20). I think she was smooshed accidentally by mom once she pipped, but I’m not sure. She did not survive. The second egg is still in tact (day 21) with no pipping. Will it not hatch because it’s the only one left?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Sorry to hear the one didn't make it.

    Have you candled the second egg to make sure that it has been developing?
     
  3. Awell

    Awell In the Brooder

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    Thanks for your reply! I did candle and things were looking good. I have not since day 18, though, since I read somewhere not to move them after that. Should I try to or just leave it alone? Mom is still sitting on it.
     
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  4. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    I can't help myself...I like to know what is going on so if I were you I would candle it tonight real quick, just to see.
     
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  5. 16Chickens Keeper

    16Chickens Keeper Chirping

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    Id leave it in untill tommorow to be sure
     
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