How long should I let her sit? UPDATE!!! One hatched!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CrazyFowlFreak, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. CrazyFowlFreak

    CrazyFowlFreak Pine Hill Farm

    Apr 24, 2009
    WV
    I have a broody OEGB sitting on two of her eggs. Not exactly sure when they should hatch, but I candled them three nights ago and they looked pretty full. Should I check them again, or just pull them out and toss them? There wasn't much room in the egg, just the air cell and I couldn't see movement. I hate to toss them if they're viable, but it seems like it's been forever since she started sitting.
     
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2010
  2. Bloomie

    Bloomie Chirping

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    Quote:Howdy,
    I'm inna kinda the same perdicament.....have one egg that should've hatched last Wednesday, if my calculations were correct......heard a peep Thursday but nothing happened so far.
    tried candling today and caint see a darn thing.
    Found 2 more eggs under a couple other hens, and candling shows they're fertile......if I even did that right [​IMG]

    Be looking for any response ya get.
     
  3. CrazyFowlFreak

    CrazyFowlFreak Pine Hill Farm

    Apr 24, 2009
    WV
    [​IMG][​IMG] Well, one hatched! She was looking roough today and that's why I posted. One beautiful, fuzzy, perfect Silkie baby! There is one more egg that is a mix of a white Silkie roo and the Barred OEGB. I have two that I hatched, can't wait to see this one, if it hatches! [​IMG]:woot
     
  4. Bloomie

    Bloomie Chirping

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    Quote:WOOOHOOO! [​IMG]

    I was reading another post where a gal thought her eggs weren't gunna hatch after 23 days, and tossed them in the compost pile...but 3 days after tossin' them she discovered a chick hatched.
    One person's reply stressed "patience".....so patient I will try to be for another day or 2.
     
  5. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Songster

    May 9, 2010
    Cabot, AR
    Yaaaay! Congratulations!
     

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