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Day 22 under a broody

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tnelly13, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. tnelly13

    tnelly13 Out Of The Brooder

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    HI, this is my silkies first time being broody so I gave her some fertile eggs. I have never hatched out eggs before. We are now on day 22 and no piping or anything. I candled one of the eggs this morning and it is completely dark and I can't see anything through it. ( I really don't even know what I should be looking for at that stage) I didn't want to look at any more just in case they are going to try to hatch soon. I candled at day 7 and 14 and from what I could tell, it looked like they were developing. How long should I leave them for? If they don't hatch I was going to try to get her a few babies to put under her. Any advice?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I'd wait at least another 24 hours. Keep us updated, and good luck.
     
  3. tnelly13

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    I am now on day 24. I went ahead and candled a couple of them. This one pictured and one other is dark all the way through. [​IMG]
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Looks like a fully developed egg. If the eggs are not stinking, I'd let her keep on setting on them.
     
  5. sourland

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    Any luck?
     

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