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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by TallChickMagnet, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. TallChickMagnet

    TallChickMagnet Songster

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    One of my girls, an Easter Egger went broody with about 15 eggs under her (not all hers). I decided to let her sit. After another two days she decided to take a walk for food and water, but she went back to her box. The next day she got up, but when she went back she went to another box and different eggs. Today she is just walking around with the other birds and paying no attention to any eggs at all.

    So what I did was take the original eggs and put them in my incubator. I didn't bother candling them or anything because I figured that time was a big factor. I had the incubator already warmed up and set because I was planning to get other eggs to set.

    So today is "Day One"... I will candle around day six to see if anything is happening, I have an auto-turner so I don't have to open it for a while.

    Who thinks that they will hatch... how thinks not.

    PS: My rooster has been very active, so the chance that they are fertile is high...
     
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  2. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    Candle on day 7 and I think you have a great chance of hatching depending on how long she was off them and the temps! Good Luck!
     
  3. TallChickMagnet

    TallChickMagnet Songster

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    Thank you for your input...:D
     
  4. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    sure! dont forget to let us know how it goes!
     
  5. tadpole98

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    i think they will hatch :)
     
  6. TallChickMagnet

    TallChickMagnet Songster

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    Well today is Day 20 of my 22 day experiment in hatching my own eggs. My research says that it takes 21 days to hatch chicken eggs. They started hatching today. So far I see only 2 coming out of their shell...that leaves 18 more eggs to go.
     
  7. TallChickMagnet

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    Three have hatched so far. I can see two more trying to get out. :D
     

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  9. TallChickMagnet

    TallChickMagnet Songster

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    Six hatched so far, but only four are still alive... there are still about 14 more in the incubator...

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  10. cmfarm

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    You may want to put some paper towels down in your box so the chicks don't slip around.
     

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