Broody hatching help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by The Golden Egg5, Sep 21, 2017.

  1. The Golden Egg5

    The Golden Egg5 Chicken OBSESSED

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    I had my 6mo pullet go broody a couple weeks ago. After a little while of sitting constantly, I gave her a clutch of 5. The next day she decided to give up. I don't know how much she sat on the through the day, but that night a different one of my girls went broody and she is looking like she is going to stay that way. I put the same eggs under the new broody the night that the first one gave up. Should I expect all the embryos to be dead? Should I go ahead and give my new broody new eggs to hatch? Should I wait until day 7 and candle them? Thank you for the help.
     
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  2. Poultrybreeder

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    I would give them a chance. As long as it was the same night the other hen went broody, I would guess the embryos are still viable
     
  3. The Golden Egg5

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    Ok! Thank you! Even though they are only on day 3, I did a quick candle on the lightest one and I saw a little dark dot. Idk if that is the embryo, but I'm assuming it is because it wasn't there when I candled before incubation. I hope they lived through! I can't wait for some chicks.
     
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    That's how I get every year when I breed my chickens
     
  5. The Golden Egg5

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    It is so nerve wracking! This is my first year having chickens and my first time incubating any. There is so much to learn about them! I am super excited about what they will look like because they are all going to be mixed breeds.
     
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    I'm trying my luck at shipped eggs this fall. Just ordered 5 Buff Ameraucana eggs, so excited!
     
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    Cool, is that a D'uccle or D'anver in your avatar?
     
  8. The Golden Egg5

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    D'uccle. I have 1 male and 1 female of that breed. Sweet birds!
     
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    I knew it was one of the two, just couldn't tell since the legs aren't visible. I have been thinking about getting some D'uccles myself. I am looking at the Black Mottled ones
     
  10. Cluckingham01

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    What's the colouring called I have a rooster duccle that looks exactly like that
     

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