Broody Bantie been sitting on eggs for 25 days

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by liontamer, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. liontamer

    liontamer New Egg

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    Hi, my Bantie has been sitting on eggs for 25 days now. She started with 6 and hatched 1 on day 22 and one on day 23 but nothing since, however there is a gentle pipping and chirping coming from 2 of the remaining four eggs. How much longer does anyone think it will be? I am looking at advice from the internet and it says leave them for 28 days. I am not going to crack the eggs myself, but am curious and excited as this is my first hatch using a broody bantam. Any tips and advice would be fab. Thanks
     
  2. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    I have a silkie whose last 2 hatches were days late. Days 27 and 28. This hatch we are day 23 and 24.
     
  3. liontamer

    liontamer New Egg

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    Hi, this is my first time hatching eggs and I am using my broody bantie Elsie. She hatched a hamburg splash egg on day 22 and another on day 23. The other eggs are another splash and 3 small brown mixed breed ones. Its now day 25 and two of the brown eggs are occasionaly pipping quietly and cheeping but no cracked shells yet. I am excited and hope I get another few chicks
     
  4. CorinneP

    CorinneP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I Don't like to Take Eggs from a Broody Hen until she starts to walk away from them a lot or push them out of her nest and I am REALLY certain no chance of Hatching.. I spoil my Broody Hens and let them have their way for fear of making them upset and nervous.. I figure they give so much of them selves they should get to decide when its time to kick out the eggs <3
     
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Let her sit on the nest until she is ready to leave, she can tell that there are chicks to come yet.
     
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