Hen on 23 eggs!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LaceyM, Mar 30, 2015.

  1. LaceyM

    LaceyM Out Of The Brooder

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    Im still in my first year with chickens.
    We thought we lost a hen. But she showed up one day. I followed her to under the front porch. She has a HUGE nest! 23 eggs. We candled 2 eggs and we are guessing they will be hatching any day.
    I have decided to not let her raise them.
    My questions:
    Out of 23 eggs... how many should i expect to hatch?
    When should i remove the chicks from the mom?

    Thank you.
     
  2. AMoffat123

    AMoffat123 New Egg

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    Mar 28, 2015
    Candle all of them first, which will give you a rough idea of how many that are going to hatch.
     
  3. LaceyM

    LaceyM Out Of The Brooder

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    I think today is day 20. Since she went "missing" is it ok to check them this close to hatching?
     

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