Eggs not hatching

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by GranNancy, Mar 23, 2017.

  1. GranNancy

    GranNancy In the Brooder

    Mar 17, 2017
    Knoxville, TN
    Hello - I am a new member and am sure this has been answered, but I cannot find the answer. This is the 2nd time one of my Orpington hens have gone broody. First time, last summer ~ and right at 21-22 days, the eggs hatched. But, this time, we had a very, very warm February/ March - nearly 80 in Eastern Tenn, when one Orpington went broody. Into week 2, the weather dipped to the upper teens and low 20's at night. She stayed faithfully on her nest, never leaving once during this cold week. I candled the eggs at day 10. All had shadows, at least "half full/" dark - and one looked nearly all shadowed. However ~ it is now day 27 and no hatching!! What should I do? Do, I float the eggs?

  2. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member 5 Years

    G’Day from down under GranNancy [​IMG] Welcome!

    Sorry that I am not able to answer your question but if you post on this Forum you should get some good advice:

    Good luck!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Hello from Kansas, GranNancy, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! I know zilch about hatching so I also recommend the link sent by Teila. Good luck and happy hatching! [​IMG]
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockwit Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice and links already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best

  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  6. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    I hope you find the answers you need on the Incubating/Hatching forum!
  7. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hello, and welcome to our wonderful forum! I am so glad you joined Backyard Chickens, I hope you will make yourself at home here and enjoy it as much as I have! :frow


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