Broody hen no hatch on day 21?

livmom22

In the Brooder
5 Years
May 9, 2014
37
2
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I set eggs under my broody hen candled on day 19 sand all 5 where alive and well. Its day 22 and nothing. No pips no anything. What do it do? When do I give up?
 

Sonya9

Crowing
7 Years
Feb 7, 2014
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1,141
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Georgia
Don't give up now, especially since the broody has invested a lot into this. I would wait at least two days and if the broody has been sitting for 3+ weeks I would try to find her a couple of chicks to foster/raise before I ditched her precious eggs.
 
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livmom22

In the Brooder
5 Years
May 9, 2014
37
2
34
Oh yes! When should I get her some? When I know these won't hatch or should I try and get some before then?
 

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