How lng should I wait?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by the girls club, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. the girls club

    the girls club In the Brooder

    Jul 15, 2013
    My chicken should hatch her eggs tomarrow. It will be 21 days. How lnog should I wait to see if more hatch? Or should I just throw the others out?

  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Wait until she gets up off the nest with the chicks that did hatch. If there are any unhatched eggs you can candle them to see if they look viable and either finish them off in an incubator or leave them in the nest for her to come back to in the evening. I have hatched a late bloomer this way once. A full 2 days after the broody got up with her chicks. Her sitting on it at night and the warmish daytime temperature was enough to keep it alive.

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