How long do I wait to remove the rest of the eggs???


12 Years
Aug 11, 2007
Okay so this is like my 5th post in two days seems like I just keep thinking of more questions.
Tuesday night was the end of day 21. One chick was hatched and fluffy yesterday at 2pm when DH peeked under the broody hen and one had pipped. We helped that one hatch last night at 11pm and it is doing great today.
My question is How long do I wait for the other 5 eggs 1 silky and 4 large eggs. We candled them and all have large dark masses with a visable air cell but one. I couldn't see the air cell at all on that one.

Do I just wait till she leaves with the first two?? I don't want the otheres to die is there a chance they are going to hatch?? anything we could do to speed things along so they hatch before the other two decide to go exploring???


Flock Mistress
12 Years
Jan 30, 2007
I've always let my broody hen decide when she wants to get up off the nest with the chicks that have hatched...She will know when its time to get up and leave the rest of the opinion...

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