Need to know what you do with Eggs before setting them

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LoveMyBirds, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Songster

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    woah! that is wicked luck right there!
  2. LoveMyBirds

    LoveMyBirds Songster

    Aug 10, 2008
    Well, today was 21 days, I checked 4-5 times thoughout the day, and on one trip I found 1/2 of an egg shell, but did not see or hear any peeping chick.. Might have been drying out yet..

    After being in the 60-70s last week and now dropping back down to 22 degrees last night and only got to 30 today, I didn't want to mess around much with the chicken..

    I did ease down once and slowly put my hand by her beak to see if she wanted to peck me.. Seeing that she didn't I eased my hand under her and only felt eggs, but again I only barely felt around not wanting to hurt or annoy...

    Maybe tomorrow will tell me something..

    anxious.. <-- always been my [​IMG]
  3. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    I had 4 hatch that were in the refrigerator! I just threw some under a broody because I couldn't break her of it and sure enough, they all hatched! Now that I have eggs specifically for hatching, I store them on the counter, no frige!

    You still have a chance!
  4. LoveMyBirds

    LoveMyBirds Songster

    Aug 10, 2008
    Quote:I just checked earlier this morning, eased my hand under little momma and felt and heard little peepers..

    [​IMG] When I first walked into the room they really puffed up and started to let me know to back away.. I figured there were little ones when I saw that..

    Being cold again, I didn't do much just wanted to see if they were hatching, so right at the moment I feel much better..

    It's suppose to get back into the 40s by Friday (tomorrow) and 60s by Mon. So I'll hopefully be able to find out how many made it..

    I put a heat lamp close in case they might want to move into a warmer area.... [​IMG]

    I wasn't expecting my hens to go broody this early is why I had my eggs in the refrig. But when they started, 4 out of 5 went broody on me one right after another..
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2009

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