do eggs hatch late with brood hen?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chicken14, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. chicken14

    chicken14 Out Of The Brooder

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    I put some eggs under my broody hen 3/26. Day 21 was this past Sunday 4/16. Today is day 23. How much longer should I wait for the eggs to hatch? This is my first time trying to hatch with a broody hen. Is it to late for there to be any chance of some hatching? I'd hate to get rid of eggs or check them and there was a viable chick in them.
     
  2. BCJC1982

    BCJC1982 Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine just hatched. Started day 20 ended day 21. On Easter. Have you candled your eggs to see if they are in there? I candled mine throughout to check for development. My momma hen didn't mind.
     
  3. chicken14

    chicken14 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes I candles them on in think day 11 or 12. Some I couldn't tell because egg she'll was dark. I definitely saw movement in some of them. I didn't want to do it so close to the hatch date. So I haven't done it recently.
     

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