Broody Golden Laced Wyandotte, day two of sitting, can I add eggs today?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bboyd1, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. bboyd1

    bboyd1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a Golden Laced Wy that I allowed to go full on broody for the first time. She attempted it before but we didn't want chicks so I broke her broodiness then. I saw her yesterday when I went out to get eggs and figured "why not?" She had 4 eggs under her from that morning, and I added the other 3 we also got that day (we get 5-10 eggs a day from our flock). My question is I'd like to add at least another 3-4 because I only have a couple Wyandottes, our roo is a silver laced Wy, and my other hens are what we call reds around here, generally a Rhode Island red cross of some sort, basic brown layers. I want to hatch out more pure Wyandottes if possible since I don't know how the crosses of reds with my roo will turn out as far as layers and growth rate. Can I add the eggs I get today since its only the 2nd day? Or will that 24hour difference in hatch rate not work out? I wouldn't even consider adding them tomarrow or after, so any help I can get on this subject today would be great. Otherwise I will know for next time! Thanks!
     
  2. five is my dog

    five is my dog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you can put eggs under her just as long as they arent more than 2 days apart.
     
  3. bboyd1

    bboyd1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks so much! Im gonna add what we get today from my good girls. Then candel when they hit about 10 days if I can. Fingers crossed we get some that hatch! Our roo is in his prime, we also have a young bantam roo who dosn't get to "do" anything since our Big Chief watches the girls like a hawk. He's young still anyway and we mostly got him because we have a "pet" bantam hen he will soon be living with happily. So hopefully I have several good eggs from my Wy rooster. Should I candel again later also or leave them be after I check at 10 days? Sorry this is my first time hatching out chicks.
     
  4. five is my dog

    five is my dog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i hope they all hatch! and you dont get a ton of roos! [​IMG]
     

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