my broody hen just hatched 4 of her eggs but she didnt hatch the rest will they still hatch??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by badnek, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. badnek

    badnek Out Of The Brooder

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    my hen has four chicks but still has 7 eggs that havent hatched its been about 30hours since her chicks hatched will the other eggs hatch??
     
  2. kellysmall87

    kellysmall87 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Were they all of the same age when she sat on them? You could candle them and see if there's a chick inside?
     
  3. badnek

    badnek Out Of The Brooder

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    they are about a day to 2 days apart in age..
     
  4. kellysmall87

    kellysmall87 Chillin' With My Peeps

    they could take a little longer then. Do you have an incubator?
     
  5. badnek

    badnek Out Of The Brooder

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    i dont have one im still a newbie to chickens..that and its hard to make one here..
     
  6. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Try putting food and water very close to her nest (ie- so close she doesn't have to get up). That way she can sit on the eggs and take care of the already hatched chicks. If the eggs are that close, I'd take a few out and tap the shell. You should hear peeping at this point...
    Good luck.
    Nikki
     

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