I need help!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Beaky Buzzard, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. Beaky Buzzard

    Beaky Buzzard Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have 6 eggs under my hen.They should of hatched by now. Can eggs take longer than 21 days? I candled them and they are dark inside with the air sac still full. Are these eggs going to hatch? Thank you for any help!!!!!!!!!!!![​IMG]
  2. Crabella

    Crabella Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2010
    Inland Pacific NW
    Chickens and eggs cannot count. I had some that hatched at 20 days, some at 22 & 23 days. Others have had them go as long as 25 days, especially if they get cool at some point. Wait a little longer before you give up.
  3. Beaky Buzzard

    Beaky Buzzard Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank You!!! I'm keeping my fingers crossed!!!![​IMG]
  4. llaaadyel

    llaaadyel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2010
    Lower NY
    Keep in mind that the broody hen isn't sitting on them and keeping them at a constant 99 all the time. It can definately take longer. Are you sure they are fertile? Sometimes they sit the first time on infertile eggs.
  5. crawfordmama

    crawfordmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2010
    The Lakes Region, NH
    Yes, I would hang tight, especially if momma is still sitting. Best of luck for a successful hatch!
  6. Beaky Buzzard

    Beaky Buzzard Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes the eggs were fertile.The hen Carmel, has only left the nest 2 times that I know of.So hopefuly they will hatch soon!!!!!!
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2011

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