Day 23 and No Chicks

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by marymac, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. marymac

    marymac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My broody silky has sat 23 days and still no chicks. It has been pretty hot here as every where, and I was wondering if maybe the eggs cooked. could that happen with a broody sitting on them. How much more time should I give her before I crack them open?
     
  2. djennings

    djennings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have u tried candling them?
     
  3. marymac

    marymac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, I don't like messing with them. would it be safe for me to do that at this point?
     
  4. djennings

    djennings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I have a silkie sitting too and I candled, had to throw away a couple of them. Candle them and see if anything is internally pipping yet and too see if any movement.
     

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