How Long Is Too Long??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickenjane82, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. chickenjane82

    chickenjane82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have eggs that are on day 24.(I saved these eggs then put them under a hen 24 days ago)
    I candled them today and there are FOR SURE live chicks in 5 eggs. The mother hen bailed on the nest this morning and another took over... Shouldnt they be hatching by now?
    I really want these babies!
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    It is a good idea to wait 3 days past the due date from the stories I've read here on BYC.
    Oh I just reread your post. You have babies. Yes, they will hopefully hatch for you soon! Give them more time IMO.
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2011
  3. chickenjane82

    chickenjane82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    still no chicks...
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  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:I have read that there can be a delayed hatch if the temperatures weren't optimal. If your broody left the eggs for awhile, maybe that would cause it? I really don't know but I am speculating.

    I hope they hatch soon. Keep us updated!
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2011
  5. chickenjane82

    chickenjane82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I GOT A BABY!!!!! I just went out, lifted up the hen and saw a half dry baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I figured Id leave things alone for today and check what she has later. BUT ITS AN ALIVE FULLY HATCHED CHICK!
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  6. jmtcmkb

    jmtcmkb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay! [​IMG] Yay!
     
  7. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Congratulations! [​IMG]
     
  8. Tiss

    Tiss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope you get more!!! We demand pictures!
     
  9. chickenjane82

    chickenjane82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    AAAHH!!! 4! FOUR CHICKS! And one more hatching when I checked tonight! [​IMG]
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    jumpy:jumpy:jumpy:jumpy
     
  10. chickenjane82

    chickenjane82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When she brings them out, I will for sure get some pictures! and TRY to post them [​IMG] Ive been trying to hatch a clutch of these tiny eggs for months! FINALLY!

    Ill post a picture of the hen that layed the eggs too, maybe someone can identify her breed
     

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