Broody's eggs aren't hatching...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mags2009, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. mags2009

    mags2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I had a hen go broody. Fortunately, we had 12 eggs in the incubator. I gave her 6 eggs on day 7, and the other 4 (two went bad) on day 18. Yesterday, when my husband got home from work, he went out to check on her, and there in front of her was a hatched dead chick. We don't know if it actually hatched itself, or if she got up from the nest, and maybe it had started to hatch, and another hen pecked and ate the egg shell away...Anyway, we moved her and her nest to our dog's kennel so she is alone. No signs of any others hatching. Oh, by the way, it is only day 20, but...do we still have a chance? Thanks.
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Give her until day 25 before you remove the eggs. Some may be slower.
     
  3. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my last hatch nobody surfaced until day 22,

    Good Luck,
    Sandie
     

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