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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Bernard P. Fife, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. Bernard P. Fife

    Bernard P. Fife Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, I have a little GLW that has decided she wants to be a mama! My question is: how long after an egg is laid does she need to sit on it? I have some Easter Eggers that laid earlier in the day, but I didn't get them under her until around 7:00 this evening. Should they be okay, or do I need to get them out from under her in the morning? Thanks for any info!!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Routinely eggs are held up to 10- 14 days without incubation. I have held eggs up to 21 days and had exellent hatch percentages. Those eggs under your broody are fine.
     
  3. Bernard P. Fife

    Bernard P. Fife Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, Sourland! I plan on her hatching some Easter Eggers for me. My family and friends LOVE those blue and green eggs!
     

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