Broody hen + clutch of eggs + time = ???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bailey'smama, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. bailey'smama

    bailey'smama Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 27, 2010
    I'm got a broody hen that is sitting on her eggs for 24 days. Eggs look good, smell good and Mama has been quite attentive. How long do I let her sit? Does it sometimes take longer than 21 days?
  2. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 28, 2009
    Syracuse, NY
    At this point I would candle the eggs. Unless your certain of the begin date of incubation, I would wait a day or two. Are you certain of fertility?

    Oh one more thing if you don't mind. It's always good to know where your from. Thanks

    Rancher Hicks
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2011
  3. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

    Apr 25, 2010
    Northern WI
    They should of hatched on day 21. But sometimes they do go over the time, Are you counting the days wrong.? [​IMG]

    No pips or anything on day 21? huh I would see if 24 days if for sure correct, and if it is maybe try the water in glass trick ( take a warm glass of water, And put the egg in there, and within a min or less the egg should start rocking back and forth. If no movement, Its most likey dead. " *dont use hot water****

    hope this helps

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