Day 22-23 hen laying on 14 eggs- give up? UPDATE 6/22-PIPS!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sonew123, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. Judy

    Judy Crowing

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    You could go ahead and put the chicks under her and remove the eggs, if you feel pretty certain the eggs are no good. I just did this in the middle of the morning and mama accepted the 4 or 5 day olds even though she did hatch one that was younger. But it is probably safer to put the chicks under her after dark.
     
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:I will do that tonight-before they get much older-Im going to take the eggs and throw them in my bator just to make sure-ill candle them too to see if there are any clear ones too-thank you for the help! Ill keep you posted for the update-its a 50/50 that shell accept them right-I mean she might kill them?
     
  3. Judy

    Judy Crowing

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    Quote:I think that's a good idea. Maybe a couple more will hatch under her today if she stays on the nest.

    The ones I just hatched/bought are also buff orps, which I chose partly because I want to raise chicks with broodies. Henderson's breed chart says buff orps are good or frequent brooders and excellent mothers. So I'm betting your chances are a whole lot better than 50/50!
     
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  4. sonew123

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    Yeah I sure do hope so-these 5 chicks I hatched that were her eggs to begin with are beautiful and I would hate for her to reject them:-( I hope she hatches some out :)
     
  5. chicklin

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    Hopefully things will turn out al'right:)[​IMG]
     
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