Eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by baylss, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. baylss

    baylss New Egg

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    My hen is sitting on 6 fertile eggs. I know that around 21 days is when they should hatch. But for a few it has been over that time period and for one, tomorrow will be 25 days. Is that a problem? What should I do ?
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    Those are probably no good but unless they leak or stink I don't pull them until after they are all done hatching.
     
  3. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls I'll be back after Christmas Premium Member Project Manager

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    Have you candled them?
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    Good point.
    I think I'd do a float test on any that are on day 22 or beyond.
     
  5. baylss

    baylss New Egg

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    I have candled all of them and I can see the outline of the babies and they're all moving. I will do a float test to see
     
  6. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    If you can see the babies and they are moving, there is no need for a float test. Perhaps your calculations are off?
     
  7. baylss

    baylss New Egg

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    We marked her eggs as soon as we noticed because we checked everyday. I just did a float test and two sunk, why is that?
     
  8. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    You are not checking for floating or sinking, you are checking for movement to see if they are alive (which you indicated you already know they are alive). Did you recandle them?
     
  9. baylss

    baylss New Egg

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    Yes as soon as I did it and there was some movement
     
  10. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    Have you smelled them? I have had pulsating bacteria in eggs that look like a fetus moving.
     

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