Maybe a stupid question about a hen sitting on eggs...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChobeeChickenMommy, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. ChobeeChickenMommy

    ChobeeChickenMommy Songster

    Sep 2, 2011
    Okeechobee, FL
    I have 2 girls that have gone broody, the first girl started sitting on her set of 3-4 eggs around 2 to 2 1/2 weeks ago (14-18 days maybe) & the second girl started roughly a week ago on 2 of her 4 & the 2nd 2 eggs about 4 days ago. Does it still take 21 days or so for the eggs to hatch if they are under a broody like it does in an incubator???? [​IMG] [​IMG] I am sorry is this seems like a stupid or ignorant question, but I have only hatched eggs 1 time & it was with a cooler bator.... Thank you!

  2. debs_flock

    debs_flock Crowing

    Sep 14, 2011
    Shingle Springs, CA
    Yes, the timeframe is the same. And the same with an incubator, it could vary by a day or two either way.

    Good luck


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