Broody hen

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by building15, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. building15

    building15 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,
    Can anybody help? My Broody has been sat on her eggs now for23 days, no sign of chicks, is it normal to go over 21 days or should i give up?
     
  2. guinea fowl galore

    guinea fowl galore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't give up yet. you could wait a few more days or if you want you could try candling them to see what going on in there. the eggs should be completely dark with a light bit at the big end and if the chicks have piped into the air cell then there will be a little bit of dark in the air cell.
    if you do end up candling this is a great thread to have a look at.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=261876
    keep us updated with how things work out for you.
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    .... AND if nothing hatches...you could always go to the feed store and buy a couple of chicks for her to raise as a reward for her 23 days of faithful sitting on those eggs.
     
  4. building15

    building15 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, will keep you informed.[​IMG]
     

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