Broody hen left nest on day 22

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Flynn’s farm, Oct 19, 2018.

  1. Flynn’s farm

    Flynn’s farm In the Brooder

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    I had a broody sitting on 8 eggs. Wednesday, I saw a crack in one of the shells and the egg was moving all over. When I got home from work, expecting a chick, I saw nothing!!!! No chick, no shell, nothing! I’m not sure, but I believe it’s one of my buff’s. Anyway, yesterday, I came home and mama was off her nest and there were only 6 eggs left, a bit of goo, and some small pieces of shell. So I scooped the remaining 6 up and put under a heat lamp until I could get and incubator, which was this afternoon. Is all hope lost? I see no signs of hatching
     
  2. hillbilly91

    hillbilly91 Crowing

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    Candle the eggs and look for veins
     
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  3. Flynn’s farm

    Flynn’s farm In the Brooder

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    I honestly can’t tell. They are all black with small air pocket. Guess I’ll wait and see
     
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    wonder if broody ate them:sick
     
  5. Flynn’s farm

    Flynn’s farm In the Brooder

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    I’m thinking my stupid buff did
     
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  6. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Free Ranging

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  7. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds!

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    When you candled them, they all look dark? Was the air cell regular shaped, or drawn down any?
    Also smell the eggs. If they are bad, your nose will tell you.
     
  8. Flynn’s farm

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    No odor, and cell looked normal. I’m keeping my fingers crossed
     
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  9. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds!

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    By now I would expect the air cells to at least be drawing down. But might as well give them a couple more days.
     
  10. Flynn’s farm

    Flynn’s farm In the Brooder

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    One is moving!!!!! I’m so excited! I hope it turns out well
     

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