Day 17 candle, Kind of sad update. But theres still hope!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by happyhens44, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

    Apr 25, 2010
    Northern WI
    Well I currently have 2 broodies, Sargent Mayham, and Chip. Sargent Mayham was sitting on 13 eggs, And chip was sitting on 6. Well I candled last night, And 4 of sargent mayhams eggs did not develop because they came from my coop, and I guess my rooster doesnt get the concept of why I have him (mating). So sargent has 9 eggs. Chip got her eggs candled (she was on day 6) and NOT ONE was fertile, nothing forming. [​IMG], Well my only other idea was, I took 4 of sargents forming eggs on day 17, and put them under her, so that leaves Sargent with 5, and Chip with 4

    (btw the forming fertile eggs came from my neighbor, he gave me a dozen [​IMG] )

    Well I hope atleast 2 hatch for each broody....

  2. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Songster

    Oct 9, 2010
    [​IMG] Good luck with your broodies! One of mine got her nest hijacked twice! And the one she's sitting on now, i'm sorry to say, aren't her eggs...[​IMG]

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