How long before you count it as a "dud"...please reply!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by wbruder17, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. wbruder17

    wbruder17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2010
    Portland, OR
    My first chickie hatched. 1 sort of fertilized, but non viable egg disposed of a couple days ago. 1 egg with formed, but dead chickie tossed out of the nest, cold today.

    1 egg still under her, NOT kicked out, with one hatched chickie.

    When should I give up on the one still under her if it doesn't hatch soon?
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2011
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Day 25. For a broody that is. Incubating, I toss the clears on day 10 and quitters at lockdown.
  3. Vanessabuffsnsilkies

    Vanessabuffsnsilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2009
    NE Ohio
    Wow good question. How long has she been setting? Day 21etc... If she finally walks away from it then you'll know for sure it probly isn't going to hatch.
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    With me, I'd count on the broody hen to tell me if one is a dud or not. . . They often know. Otherwise, yes, day 25 is official call-it-quits day.
  5. wbruder17

    wbruder17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2010
    Portland, OR
    Today was day 21 and one egg hatched from the same brood. Momma is still sitting on it, so that's why I think there's still a chance for it. She kicked the other duds out already.
  6. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

    May 15, 2010
    Day 25 is the last one for me too
  7. yajokz

    yajokz Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 7, 2011
    you're dying for nothing!
  8. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

    Nov 11, 2008
    Trenton, FL
    Yajokz you just got reported for spammy websites.....

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