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can i check the eggs on day 22?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by scooby, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. scooby

    scooby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a broody first time, it is day 22 and nothing,so is it ok if i lift her and check the eggs for piping and handle them or is that a no no?
     
  2. okiedrifter

    okiedrifter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would check them if you are sure its day 22
     
  3. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Yes with a broody it would be a good idea to check and see what is happening. Don't remove her, just reach under and check 1-2 eggs.


    Shellie
     
  4. scooby

    scooby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well she got off for her "break" and i checked the eggs and nothing, what do i do now?
     
  5. Moonlight Piano

    Moonlight Piano Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welllllllll..............you could put fresh eggs under her and give it another go, or you could break her of her broodiness. Either way you don't need to let her sit on nothing.
    Hope it works out well for you.
     
  6. skillswife

    skillswife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    did you candle them or just look for pips? I would say candle if you can.
     
  7. scooby

    scooby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok i just candled them and one was completely dark could not see anything through it from any side,(these are brown eggs by the way) the other looked completely dark at first but then i shined it from the end and it looked dark from one end all the way around about 2/3rds of the whole egg with a pocket at the other end and then i think i saw something moving. and then i found another one she had collected that has vessels but it must be new or one i missed when i do my round up of her add ons.
     
  8. scooby

    scooby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so should i just wait more or what?
     
  9. Farmer_Dan

    Farmer_Dan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    quick get them back under her!!
     
  10. scooby

    scooby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just take them out,candle and put them right back about a 30 second process, i don't haul them all inside.
     

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