Egg devlopment under broody chicken...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Frozen Feathers, Jun 2, 2007.

  1. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Songster

    May 4, 2007
    I candled the eggs under my Silkie today because I expected more chicks to hatch after the 1st 2 chickies. Well, the chicks inside the eggs all look like they are moving about, but they don't all look at the same age of development. Is that normal? She will sit there and wait for the other chicks to hatch, right?

    Thanks in advance! This is my first time hatching chicks at all, so I appreciate any information I can get. [​IMG]
  2. Malibufarmer

    Malibufarmer In the Brooder

    May 24, 2007
    if after the first chick hatches the mom will wait 48 more hours and then will leave the eggs. maby one egg was not under her intierly so it was cooler so it take longer for it to hatch
  3. Freebie

    Freebie Songster

    Feb 4, 2007
    Bloomingdale, MI
    I am having a similiar issue. I was not expecting any of my broody's eggs to hatch till the 4th and 2 hatched out last night!! I was totally surprised. I do have some more broody's sitting on some that are a few days behind my Black Australorp. So, I guess if need be, I can just put the unhatched eggs under them.
  4. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Songster

    May 4, 2007
    I took her chick away and put it in my brooder w/ the new chicks. I don't really have a safe place for her to raise her baby chicks. Currently, she's in my dog crate and honestly I don't want her to stay in my kitchen forever.

    Taking her chick away, will that encourage her to sit longer? She's not acting like she's going anywhere soon...

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