Hatching concerns

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by farmgirl68, May 15, 2016.

  1. farmgirl68

    farmgirl68 In the Brooder

    Jul 28, 2009
    1st time hatching eggs with a broody hen. There are 2 eggs one due tomorrow and 1 Wed.
    I was unaware that after day 18 they should not be candled and candled both today. Momma is still sitting on them and they were both moving. One is a small white egg and the other is a large white egg.

    I did not see any side of cracking on the shell, nor did I hear any sound.

    Should I worry? If there is no chicks by day 25, should I crack the egg myself?

    Is there anything I need to do once they hatch or will momma handle everything?

    The nesting box is off the ground, do I need to move it to ground level after the chicks hatch? Or prepare a ground level nesting area?

    Thanks so much!

    Anxious momma

  2. nchls school

    nchls school Songster

    Apr 22, 2015

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