Help with hatching chicks

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by honfor500, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. honfor500

    honfor500 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two milli fleur bantom eggs under my broody hen they are on day 23 and still have not piped i have been candleing them and i can see them moving around in side. Any suggestions on what i should do .Should i help them break out of there shells or let them be?
     
  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I would let them be.
     
  3. nifty50chick

    nifty50chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I agree, let them be for now......but please keep us posted!
     
  4. honfor500

    honfor500 Out Of The Brooder

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    Now i can hear them chirping and they are moving around alot inside does that mean they will hatch soon?
     
  5. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, it shouldn't be long before they hatch. Mine usually start peeping the night or day before they pip.
     
  6. honfor500

    honfor500 Out Of The Brooder

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    I sure hope they hatch tomarrow my hen is starting to lose interest in setting.


    Oh by the way I have 5 D'uccles 2 cochins 2 americaunas 1 wellsumer and 1 cuckoo maran
     
  7. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck!! D: :)
     
  8. honfor500

    honfor500 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well its the morning of the 24th day and they are just starting to poke there beaks through in one spot. Hopefully they will be out by tonight because i am going to pick up some 2day old americaunas and 1 2day old light brahma that i plan on putting under my hen tonight with them. I just love getting new chicks
     
  9. honfor500

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    Well they bolth hatched and I got my new chicks . I will be putting them under my hen in a little bit . Thanks for all the advise.



    7 mille fleur D'uccles,4 Americaunas, 2 Cochins,1Wellsomer,1 Cuckoo Maran and one Light Brahma
     
  10. CluckCluck18

    CluckCluck18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations! I was trying to decide what to do with my late eggs....I'm going to wait it out a bit more. [​IMG]
     

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