How long should I continue to have hope

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LyonFuzz, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. LyonFuzz

    LyonFuzz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is day #22 with fertile eggs under my broody silkie. Should I leave them go a bit longer or accept defeat? Thanks.
     
  2. mrslb333

    mrslb333 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Leave it a couple more days as sometimes they hatch a little later than expected [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. afishel

    afishel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with lyonfuzz I would let them go !!
    have you candled them lately to notice any change the past day or so??
     
  4. LyonFuzz

    LyonFuzz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have not candled and am afraid to do it at this point. I guess as long as they are willing to sit another day or so, so am I[​IMG] At what point should I take them away?
     
  5. LyonFuzz

    LyonFuzz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I'm glad I waited....1 little wellsummer chick hatched on day #24!! Her silkie "mother" can now rest easy and maybe think about getting off that nest for a while. Thanks for the well wishes:)
     
  6. mrslb333

    mrslb333 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay baby [​IMG] Congratulations on your little one [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. mothersin2ition

    mothersin2ition Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yay!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. carrlr

    carrlr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Contrats!!![​IMG][​IMG]
     
  9. oesdog

    oesdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well done mum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Are there any sign of more hatching. It could just be they are delayed because she got off the nest and let the temperature down as sometimes that can delay a few days. Don;t give up more could come. I had chicks hatch day 27 and 28 but I wouldn;t keep them anylonger than day 30 as they will explode when bad!
    So glad you got one - lats us know if there is any more????

    Oesdog [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

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    Yay, I'm glad you got one! Do you think any more will hatch?

    It's good to be patient with eggs--sometimes they do take longer than expected! I usually only give up after day 25-26, and even then I open up the eggs very carefully just in case.
     

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