Day 26 under broody Pekin Bantam water test positive.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by joebatty, Jun 13, 2016.

  1. joebatty

    joebatty Just Hatched

    May 30, 2016
    Warwickshire, England
    My broody pekin bantam had 11 eggs placed under her 26 days ago, yes 26 days ago.
    Now we all know the feeling: after 21-23 days if nothing's doing, then usually it's over.
    However, I left her on the eggs, as they are very expensive Sonnerat's grey jungle fowl x 5 and 6 silver sebright bantam eggs; more in hope than anything else.
    Just slipped my much pecked hand under her and taken out 5 eggs for the water test. 2 of the 5 eggs wiggled like a wiggle worm.
    So do not give up on your eggs after 21 days AND ALWAYS PERFORM THE WATER TEST.
    I've put the above delay down to myself being too ambitious: 11 bantam sized eggs under the bantam is perhaps too many, and I think some have been chilled but not killed due to the broody not being able to cover them properly, hence the delayed development.
  2. DwayneNLiz

    DwayneNLiz ...lost... Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2013
    Thats great! Did they hatch?? any updates?

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