Late hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by apbgv, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. apbgv

    apbgv Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    Ok today is day 24 for my eggs, i had some difficulty with the broodies that were originally on them. Last night there was a lot of peeping going on today when I got home there were 2 little fluff balls d'Andvers, now I have 2 pipping that I can see, they are moving around and peeping, I hope they come out soon before whynnona gets tired of sitting. or should I bring the 2 fluff balls in to the brooder. I want the 2 pipped ones to hatch NOW!!! Should I candle the rest of the eggs and see if there will be anymore or just wait a couple days?
  2. thechickenwhisperer

    thechickenwhisperer In the Brooder

    I would hold tight on candling at this stage. What may happen if you disturb the hen is she may decide that she is finished and get up with only the babies that already hatched and abandon the eggs left. I found that momma hens do SO much better at hatching than an incubator-I would trust her a bit longer before checking them out.

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