How long do I want for eggs under a broody hen?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by JustOneMore, May 27, 2011.

  1. JustOneMore

    JustOneMore Chillin' With My Peeps

    We bought fertilized eggs to go under our broody hen (no rooster). How long do we wait for them to incubate before giving up? It's now 22 days since we set them under her.
     
  2. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Usually takes 21 days. I'd leave them for another day or two,
     
  3. Griffin Nest

    Griffin Nest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    in the incubator it's usually 21, but with broodies they might have a long hatch, so it may take from day 21 to day 24
     

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