new to baby chickens. help!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by runchickenrun, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. runchickenrun

    runchickenrun New Egg

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    i first started getting eggs about a month ago, and i dont have an incubator yet. there's one particular hen that never moves from a few eggs ive left out there. i know the best way to hatch eggs is with an incubator, but i was just curious if any of the eggs would hatch...

    how do i tell if the egg is fertilized or not?

    anything else on eggs will be helpful. im getting an incubator at some point!



    thanks
    -chicken poop:weee
     
  2. hiddenmagnolia

    hiddenmagnolia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have roosters so that the eggs can be fertile. If so, it takes 21 days for chicken eggs to hatch. Hens do a very good job of hatching out eggs. Some times better than a bator.
     
  3. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

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  4. runchickenrun

    runchickenrun New Egg

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    we definently have roosters. actually, after i posted that, i was looking through some other things on the site and took a flashlight out to the coop. two of the eggs have veins and a little chicken!! one doesn't look as developed as the others, but ive still got hope. im just excited that i may have baby chickens soon! how do you know when they're going to hatch?? i think it'd be neat to watch them hatch... [​IMG]
     

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