It has been 23 days and still no eggs

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

  1. johunter103

    johunter103 Hatching

    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 Songster

    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 Songster

    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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