day 23~Give up on the rest? Help!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LauraN, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. LauraN

    LauraN Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello! Our D'Uccle has been sitting on 10 of her eggs and 2 of them hatched on Friday (day 21)! [​IMG] We've never done this before and we've only had chickens for a little over a year. Just now I took the other 8 out because I assumed they weren't going to hatch this late. One of them has tiny cracks (noticed yesterday). I just want to make sure I didn't give up too soon on the 8 that are left. Should I put them back in the nest? She's finally getting up and moving around so I snuck them out. Did I make a mistake? [​IMG]

    Laura
     
  2. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Do you have an incubator to put them in? Did you candle them?
     
  3. LauraN

    LauraN Out Of The Brooder

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    No, I don't have an incubator. I tried to look at a few of them a week ago with a big flash light. I couldn't see anything and gave up. I put the eggs back under her today after I asked about them. They had been in the grass for about an hour.She was happy to snuggle up with them again. They don't smell or anything. She is amazing with her babies! I love watching her teach them and feed them.
     

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