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kfoxy

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Hi all- broody silkie mama’s first two babies pipped about 24 hours ago and haven’t made much progress (see pics). they are still chirping and moving around but should i intervene at some point?
 

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ChickenCanoe

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Why isn't she sitting on the eggs or how did you get these pictures?
A broody hen should be sitting tight when eggs are pipping to retain humidity.
Is that a flashlight or a heat lamp?
Where are you located?
 

kfoxy

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Why isn't she sitting on the eggs or how did you get these pictures?
A broody hen should be sitting tight when eggs are pipping to retain humidity.
Is that a flashlight or a heat lamp?
Where are you located?
She was up eating but is sitting on them again now. That’s a flashlight... I’m in Tennessee and this is in my attached garage.
 

kfoxy

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They look really good, and making progress, so if at all you would intervene it would be if it’s way past their due date to hatch
Glad to hear it! I actually got the hen and her clutch on 12/8 and the lady said the eggs were fresh from her other hens. So I’d say this is day 20-21.
 

Corbdee

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Glad to hear it! I actually got the hen and her clutch on 12/8 and the lady said the eggs were fresh from her other hens. So I’d say this is day 20-21.
Well then I’d say they’re right on time. If they’ve pipped awhile ago, they should start to zip any time now
 

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