mom hatched anacona - different days?


In the Brooder
May 28, 2015
I have Anconas that started to seem broody. I didnt think they were serious about it and didnt pay alot of attention to dates.
There were two nests forming. Suddenly someone became very serious about it. I candled and found eggs in each nest that were in multiple stages of development. I put the ones that seemed the most viable and closed in development under one mom.

She hatched This cutie overnight but is still sitting on the nest. No one else has pipped but i think there are at least two that I see alot of vigorous motion in.

Anyone else experience this? Obviously if she decides to stop sitting its game over. But is there a point at which i should take them from her even though i see motion inside?

Miss Lydia

~Gift of God ~ Eternal Life ~John 3:16-17
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Oct 3, 2009
Mountains of Western N.C.
I would let her see it through.

@Miss Lydia


Me too it can take up to 4 days sometimes for all to hatch just put fresh feed and water close enough the ones already hatched and mom can have something to eat while waiting. If after 3-4 days she gets up and leaves take the remaining eggs and candle. that way you'll know if any more are going to hatch. Then your next question will be do I have another broody to put these under or get the incubator heated up. I'd get the bator going at least on day 3 of first hatched just to be ready if you don't have another broody who can take them.

Please let us know how it goes and Congratulations that is adorable.

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