ARRGGGG!!! My Broody Hens!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by usalbrechts, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. usalbrechts

    usalbrechts Songster

    May 22, 2007
    south east MI
    I have 2 first time broody Silkies sitting on 6 eggs among them. They steal them from each other and mostly one sits on more than the other. Just one week to go until hatch day. The last few days, once a day, sometimes twice I go and check and there is a stray egg, almost under them but not quite. The egg isn't really warm like the others either and I don't know how long it has been that way!! I hope they hatch!!! Yesterday I candled and it seemed they all were moving still (I think, I am a first time candler too). Is this there hope for my chickies??? I guess it helps that it is very warm and humid here for the last few days...
  2. ezbird

    ezbird Songster

    Mar 15, 2008
    It sounds like the one stray will make it. I wouldn't worry the hen will do there job.

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