It has been 23 days and still no eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by johunter103, May 20, 2010.

  1. johunter103

    johunter103 New Egg

    Aug 1, 2009

    I got my two bantams 6 fertilised egss as they were very broody. I got a friend to check them 2 weeks ago to see if they had eggs and three were ok so I got rid of the three egs that had nothing in them. The hens sit on them all day but come out for 10 minutes to feed twice a day. What shall I do, this is my first time and I am worried about my chickens still sitting on the eggs. We got the eggs from the internet. Shall I get someone to check if the eggs are moving in them. Or give it a few more days.

    thank you
  2. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 16, 2009
    Generally the advice would be wait. Eggs can take longer to hatch than the books tell us. I have had eggs hatch at day 27, so they may be OK,
  3. tammyd57

    tammyd57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes, I would wait a few more days. I have a broody hen who hatched out 3 babies over the past two days, but she still has 4 good eggs under her and is on day 24 now. I'm just waiting too.


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