Hatching

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lillil20, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. lillil20

    lillil20 New Egg

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    I have one of my chickens and she thinks she is a mother. She is constantly sitting on an egg that isn't fertilized. So I went to go get regular Trader Joe eggs that might be fertilized. How long will it take for the egg to hatch? Thanks for the help!
     
  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Average gestation for chicken eggs is 21 days.
     
  3. lillil20

    lillil20 New Egg

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    Thanks for the help :)
     
  4. deserthotwings

    deserthotwings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the egg from Trader Joes was refrigerated it probably won't hatch even if it is fertile.
     
  5. chickensinwasillaAK

    chickensinwasillaAK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have to disagree here. Although not optimum to have eggs from the fridge, allow them to come up to room temp and then place in the bator. I've had successful hatches on refrigerated eggs but the results were not great, in the 55% area

     

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