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I need help, please!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by saranbensmom, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. saranbensmom

    saranbensmom Songster

    Aug 16, 2008
    I have 4 game hens that set for me - but one has chicks right now, 2 say they are done for the season, and one had "unauthorized eggs" in a nest. I split my eggs amongst my 2 bators and the hen. I switched her "unauthorized" eggs for my bought eggs and put hers in the bator. She accepted the new eggs and is continuing to set [​IMG]. I candled her eggs prior to putting them in the bator and all 10 are developing. My question is - when do I stop turning them? She's free range. I was looking for another chicken and noticed she wasn't at her usual roost. That was 1 1/2 to 2 wks ago. I wasn't looking for her, so I didn't note the date. She was there in the tree a couple of days before. Can I tell my candling? What do I do? Thanks in advance for any input. [​IMG]
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Hmmmm, this is what I would do.....but....doesnt mean its the right thing...LOL

    I would keep turning them untill you hear peeping, or see a pip. If when you candle them, and notice the entire inside of the egg is filled with chick...its not far from hatching. Good luck on the hatch...

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