Hen hatching eggs, how long does it take?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kellij, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. kellij

    kellij In the Brooder

    Mar 4, 2008
    We have our first broody hen, sitting on eggs in the coop. We figure there are probably about 10 eggs or so, can't get close enough to check without her going crazy. [​IMG] We are going to let her hatch out the eggs.

    How long will it take for the eggs to hatch? We think she has been on the eggs for about 4 days now.

    She is a cuckoo maran, but we're pretty sure there are some eggs from our other hens in the mix, RR, SLW, Speckled Sussux. Oh and our rooster is a bantam Cochin. Should be an interesting outcome. [​IMG]

    Not sure if this is the right area to post, so please move if needed.

  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    21 days. [​IMG]
    ETA: 21 days from the day she started setting.
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 16, 2009
  3. momofdrew

    momofdrew Songster

    21 days plus... My broody hatched 3 chicks 3 seperate days Then gave upon the last 3 but 2 werent viable and one was still born...

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