How long do I let her sit?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hiltopsassafras, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. hiltopsassafras

    hiltopsassafras Out Of The Brooder

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    My hen has been on her eggs approx 21 days. No action yet. How long do i let her sit and if nothing happens what do I do with the eggs?
    Thanks!
    Sassy
     
  2. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I usually let them sit 3 days after 21 days if the chicks haven't hatched yet.
     
  3. hiltopsassafras

    hiltopsassafras Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you Veer 67. And what to do with non hatched eggs? Can the dogs eat them or do I need to dispose where they can not be eaten?
     
  4. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    I would wait 3 or 4 more days and then dispose of them. After 21 days or more, they may be rotten and quite stinky by now. I've hatched eggs for years - most of the time, I can open them after incubation to see what may have gone wrong. This year, for the first time ever, I encountered a couple of rotten ones. Believe me - you don't want to feed those to your dog, or have them opened anywhere near your house! I had one explode on me as I went to crack it open. I had to shower and change clothes! [​IMG] If you live in town, maybe just put them in your garbage fro pickup. If you're out in the country, dump them out somewhere away from the house.
     

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