Broody Hen! Help!

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by brysonjohnson, Feb 28, 2016.

  1. brysonjohnson

    brysonjohnson Out Of The Brooder

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    My silkie has been sitting for about 21 days and, i went to check on her today and one chick was in the corner dieing and its shell right next to it, i lifted her up and there was one egg that had a little hole in it and it was still going but i went out 10 mins ago and it has stopped, how long should i leave the eggs under her? I don't wanna take them out if there is a chance they might hatch!
     
  2. murphyfarm

    murphyfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hatching is a long and difficult process for the chicks, I wouldn't do anything with the eggs until three days after the hatch date.
     
  3. brysonjohnson

    brysonjohnson Out Of The Brooder

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    Two of them hatched the rest I cracked open and they were just yolks with a little bit of blood
     
  4. murphyfarm

    murphyfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Blood is a sign of chicks dying inside the egg. Good luck with your new hatchlings!!
     
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