Are they dead?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cochunk, May 29, 2012.

  1. cochunk

    cochunk Chirping

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    My serama hen has been sitting on her eggs for 26 days now, I have candled them a few times throughout that time and never once saw movements, but they have obviously been growing, right now it's all dark and just the air sack in visable which it has been for some time now, should I just take the eggs out and get my hen to stop being broody?
     
  2. CayleeMarie03

    CayleeMarie03 Songster

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    Yeah you might want to take the eggs out. I think they died. Sorry about that[​IMG]
     
  3. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    If you don't hear peeping and the aircell is intact at day 26 - I'd say they are gonners :/
     
  4. cochunk

    cochunk Chirping

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    That's a bummer... but she only just started laying so there will be plenty on chances to try again.
     
  5. cochunk

    cochunk Chirping

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    I just checked inside, they were dead, seems to have been a very late death cause they looked just about ready to hatch.[​IMG]
     

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