Hatching BCM eggs under a broody- have questions...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by farmgirljen, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. farmgirljen

    farmgirljen Out Of The Brooder

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    so I got a dozen plus an extra BCM eggs on here, and had 8 that survived shipping-so put them under my broody after letting them settle for 6 hours or so.... Last week we got one hatched chick, and I counted back and the chick hatched on schedule from the date of shipping- not the date I set the eggs- the eggs shipped on the 17. So now I have some eggs that we are still waiting on-today is day 26 from the ship date. Would you just toss them?
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    Ship date should not matter. Set date does. You can candle them if you want, but I'd toss them 24 days after set date if nothing is happening.
     
  3. okiehen

    okiehen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Every hen I've ever set has always hatched on 19 or 20days from set date.
     
  4. farmgirljen

    farmgirljen Out Of The Brooder

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    I set them the 19th....so I guess I have a $20 chick,lol....1 chick out of 13 eggs....
     

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