Eggs haven't hatched yet

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CricketR4, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. CricketR4

    CricketR4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a bantam who went broody, so I put a few eggs under her. We candled them about a week or so into her sitting, and they seemed alive. Sunday was day 21 and now on Tuesday still no chicks. She's still sitting, and won't let anyone near without a good pecking. Should I worry? Take the eggs from her and hope she gives up?

    Not sure what to do.
     
  2. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They could be hatched and you just don't know it. When my turkeys were hatching chicken eggs I didn't know that they had hatched the chicks until I physically picked the turkeys up and checked. Just wait until maybe tomorrow and then pick her up and check. If nothing then maybe if you can sneak a candle in and check the eggs that would be worth a try. ONLY do this if there aren't any hatched and no pips.
     
  3. CricketR4

    CricketR4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hubby checked this evening when he got home. No hatched chicks, he didn't notice if any had pipped or not though.
     
  4. CricketR4

    CricketR4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hubby candled eggs tonight, there is movement but they are now on day 24 and still no pips or hatching. Unless I miscounted and set them under her on the 17th not the 10th... ?
     
  5. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well if they are still alive, then wait and hope for the best. I think you might have counted the hatch date wrong because a broody is almost always on time with hatching.
     
  6. CricketR4

    CricketR4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm hoping that I did indeed put the wrong date on the calendar. It's her first time going broody, and my second time letting a broody hen hatch eggs. The first time It was a young hen and she let her eggs freeze one day, and we lost them all.
     

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