My eggs haven't hatched, in need of help.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Beth77, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. Beth77

    Beth77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I'm on the 22nd day and my eggs haven't hatched under my broody hen. I don't think I've done anything wrong, maybe I've went out to check them too much?

    Thanks
     
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  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    21 days is just a guide and nothing is set in stone. A broody hen is the best way to hatch as it's totally natural. Did you candle the eggs at all during incubation? Did they look to be developing ok?
    My best advice now would be to leave her be and let her get on with it without disturbance.

    Hope you have cute little fuzz balls soon :fl
     
  3. snywalker

    snywalker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am in the same boat as you. It is really hard not knowing how things are going. It is very different than an incubator.
     
  4. Beth77

    Beth77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No I didn't candle them, maybe I should have. Hopefully they'll hatch soon!
     
  5. Yorkshire Coop

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    Fingers crossed they do :fl

    It's hard to say they will or won't with no candling. Do you know if the eggs were fertile before putting them under her? When incubating my own I save a couple of extras to crack open to check they are fertile. If those are fertile there's a good chance the ones I set are too.
     
  6. Beth77

    Beth77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have yours hatched yet? Mine haven't :-(
     
  7. Yorkshire Coop

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    Is she still sitting on them? You could candle them to see what's happening in them.
     
  8. Beth77

    Beth77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes she's still sitting, what should I look for when I candle? It's day 24 or 25, do you think there's a chance they'll still hatch?
     
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  10. Beth77

    Beth77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks very much for the information. It's my first time and I'm kind of flying blind :-[
     

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