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Broody left the nest

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Island Juli, May 16, 2016.

  1. Island Juli

    Island Juli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ugh! Not the best luck with my first time silkie moms. This one sat for 18 days and then decided to change nest boxes. I found the eggs cold but brought them in and candled. One clear, but the other two still Kicking!

    I put them in an incubator that already has 7 on going into lockdown tonight. So, 9 in my little brinsea. But I've got another one fired up to move them to as they hatch until they fluff up.

    I candled the other 7 and looks like all are good with at least 3 internal pips already. All silkie eggs, they seem to pip and hatch a least 1 to 2 days earlier than my BRs or Australorps.

    Ready for some new fluffy butts, I lost 2 in the last two days. Two weeks old, one from wry neck and the other just ftf I think. Never gained any weight and had constant pb. She was still the same size as when she hatched.


    Fingers and toes crossed for a good hatch!!
     
  2. mustangrooster

    mustangrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Best of luck! [​IMG]

    EDIT: Seeing this was posted 3 days and 1 hour ago how did the hatch go? [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2016
  3. Island Juli

    Island Juli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It went great, thanks! Both eggs hatched that the broody left, at 23 days +, not surprised as they were cild when I found them. 5 of the 7 I had set earlier hatched. One if my hens is 3+ years old and even though her eggs are fertilized, I can't get any to hatch. Going to keep trying though.
     
  4. mustangrooster

    mustangrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's the spirit! [​IMG]
     

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