Day 21... no chicks yet...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by boilerjoe_96, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. boilerjoe_96

    boilerjoe_96 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hanna, our Barred Rock hen went broody on 11/26. 3 weeks later(today) she is still there but I haven't found chicks yet [​IMG]

    Do I give it another day or two?

    She kicked a couple eggs out laong the way and each contained a developing chick. The latest ones had a formed chick but really small.

    Sneak in to candle? Or would that be pointless at this point?

    Can I feel movement? Should I listen to them?

    Any advice is appreciated....
     
  2. kyfarmer

    kyfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i gave them 3 or 4 days what about yall lol
    farmer
     
  3. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    I'd give her 3-4 more days...it won't hurt and there may be some late babies in there...I wouldn't bother trying to candle, etc - they either will hatch or they wont' and there really isn't much you can do at this point but wait it out.

    I'm feeling for ya - i've got my bators at the start of day 21 and not a pip yet...
     

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