broody silkie, 2 eggs, day 25

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by stcroixusvi, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. stcroixusvi

    stcroixusvi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We put 6 eggs under our broody silkie - gradually she pushed 4 out, and kept 2. We carefully moved her inside the garage on day 18 because we had a cold spell - she is still sitting. I tried candling but am not good at seeing anything but the air sack, and don't want to disturb the eggs any more than I have to. At what point should I give up?
     
  2. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if she been sitting on the eggs 25 days its more likely dud eggs. candle them first, if you see something very dark try to let her sit 2 more days. if no luck throw them away. silkies are good brooders, she will keep going as long she wants !
     
  3. stcroixusvi

    stcroixusvi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I did see something dark the other day, but no movement. She is so dedicated. I will give her another couple of days.
     

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