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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by DurhamChicks, Aug 22, 2014.

  1. DurhamChicks

    DurhamChicks Hatching

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    We have a broody hen who has been sitting on fertile eggs of other hens. Today is day 21. Came home from work at 3 pm and found 1 chick. (There were none hatched at 11 am.) how long should it take for the other 6 to hatch? ( had 1 egg explode 3 days ago.) any advice?
     

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] In my experience if the eggs were all set at the same time, all viable eggs will hatch within a 36 hour period.
     
  3. DurhamChicks

    DurhamChicks Hatching

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    Thanks. This is our first time. We got 13 laying hens in April so we are true newbies.:) We are hooked on chickens!
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Good luck for a successful hatch.
     
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Good luck with your broody hatch! Sourland X2 They should hatch within 1 to 2 days of the first hatchling.

    Enjoy all your adventures and welcome to our flock!
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Good luck with your hatch! [​IMG]
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
    Good luck with the hatch![​IMG]
     

  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Hope you were able to clean and sanitize the incubator - stink eggs explode and spread bacteria everywhere. It could kill your new chicks.
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    I hope your hatch turned out well.
     
  10. DurhamChicks

    DurhamChicks Hatching

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    We only got three, but they are precious!
     

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