How long should i leave it before throwing away the eggs?

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by bops, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. bops

    bops Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello:3
    I have a Barneldver hen sitting on eggs. Its 23 days today. Yesterday i thought i heard a little chick chirp but i didnt hear it again. She was also sitting back and clucking softly:) ill take that as a good sign:) Their father ( White Silkie ) doesnt have the best track record. My last two hens who got broody had no chicks at all! The last time he fathered chicks was over a year ago.
    How many days should i give before i throw away the eggs? The last two ( oprington and Marans ) never clucked like she did. And i definitely nevee heard a chirp from their eggs ( although now i am doubting my own reliability haha )
    Thanks:)
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I give it 3 days after the supposed hatch day. If they got a little cool there may be a delayed hatch.
     
  3. bops

    bops Out Of The Brooder

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    We have been having very cold weather recently, so i might give her a few extra days.
    Thanks:)
     

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