2 fertile eggs under my broody........questions!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gabby3535, May 21, 2010.

  1. gabby3535

    gabby3535 Songster

    I have 2 hatching eggs under my very broody Ameraucana hen.
    Today is day #14...........
    This is my first experience with this process, so I have a couple questions, please....................
    1. Do eggs 'always' hatch on day #21, or is there a 'window' of time when they will hatch???
    3. If eggs haven't begun to hatch by what day do I become worried? (Day 22? Day 23?)
    3. Once the zipping process begins, how long can it take for chick to hatch out?
    4. When to help out? Or do I just let nature take it's course?
    Thanks so much

  2. gabby3535

    gabby3535 Songster


    someone please reply
  3. Bat Cave Silkies

    Bat Cave Silkies Songster

    Feb 11, 2010
    Bat Cave, NC
    good morning gabby~~its saturday; if the weathers good, most chicken people are outside
    [​IMG] raining here, so you're stuck with me

    1. no, eggs don't always hatch on day 21; some hatch on day 19, others hatch on day 24; so...leave yours be until [​IMG] brings [​IMG] out to eat
    2.no need to worry at all; if they're meant to hatch they will
    3.usually from pip to zip is less than 24 hours
    4.you don't help out....you DO make sure the hen and chicks have a safe environment, that food and water are nearby

    Good luck, and be patient......[​IMG] happen everyday

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