Help--no more eggs have hatched????!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cjatthefarm, May 17, 2011.

  1. cjatthefarm

    cjatthefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My leghorn had her 1st egg hatch Sunday afternoon! But the other 6 eggs have not hatched......

    I have not disturbed her nest yet. I admire her devotion......

    Suggestions?

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    Last edited: May 17, 2011
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Were all the eggs set at the same time? If so, I'd give it until this evening for any stragglers to hatch. Then I'd go up at night and candle them. Stick a flashlight under the egg and you should see complete dark in the egg except for the air sac. (or if they have pipped internally, you won't see the air sac)
     
  3. cjatthefarm

    cjatthefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank You Happy Chooks. I was remiss in getting these eggs marked. It took me by surprise and I really wasn't clear in my mind when she began this batch.

    I will candle them this evening, thank you again.
     

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