How long do you give the egg?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Pinenot, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. Pinenot

    Pinenot Songster

    Sep 11, 2007
    I have an egg that is 3 days over due. How much time should I allow it before I can say it isn't going to hatch?[​IMG]
  2. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I tossed mine at day 26 after I candled one last time.
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    I would candle it....see if there is a live chick in there. Maybe it is just delayed?? Good luck!
  4. Pinenot

    Pinenot Songster

    Sep 11, 2007 of the eggs started leaking nasty brown stuff. [​IMG] It was bad! I did open it, and there was a chick in it. It had just died lately and rotted. I still have 2 that are over due. One is 2 days over and the other is 3 days over. They might start leaking in a couple days too. All the other eggs are hatching just find that I have in there. They have been hatching on their due dates.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: