Day 20 Broody Hen No Pipping

Cayden05

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May 23, 2020
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Hi, I am very new to chickens and I just got my first broody hen. She is a Mottled Houdan hen sitting on 6 eggs. It is now Day 20 and I see no pipping. Is that normal? Should I be concerned? Tomorrow is Day 21, would they hatch tomorrow even though they haven’t pipped yet? I checked on mama hen earlier today and noticed the eggs were rocking.
 

CaliFarmsAR

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Yes! I can take a bit! I had some chicks hatch last Friday and it was day 21 and he hatched Saturday morning around 1:00!
 

Cayden05

In the Brooder
May 23, 2020
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Hold tight! It's hard work growing in an egg and often takes the full 21 days. My last hatch had one at day 20, 2 at day 21, and 1 at day 22. All healthy. Let us know when they hatch.
Ok thanks. I definitely will update with pictures. Thanks again for your help!
 

Cayden05

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May 23, 2020
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Hold tight! It's hard work growing in an egg and often takes the full 21 days. My last hatch had one at day 20, 2 at day 21, and 1 at day 22. All healthy. Let us know when they hatch.
Ok, so the eggs have started to pip externally, do you know how long it will take for them to hatch?!
 

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