Delayed hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Areolyn, Oct 11, 2015.

  1. Areolyn

    Areolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a broody on two eggs, and apparently one hatch last night or early morning. How long should it take for the other to start pipping? And when is a hatch considered delayed? I'm excited(they're sex linked silkie X leghorn) but don't want one of them to be dead!
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    There's no way to tell. Did the hen start sitting on them at the same time? Were the eggs the same age (from lay date)?
    A hen will sit for a couple days after the first hatch unless she can tell there's no peeping or movement.
     
  3. Areolyn

    Areolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They do have same lay date. So I guess I'll just wait.
     

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