No way! - Mamma didn't want to sit - cold eggs - chick(s) anyway!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by PacsMan, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. PacsMan

    PacsMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "Midnight" our first time mamma black australorp, got off of her eggs at times for 2+ hours in the last 3 weeks.

    When I put her back on, I felt the eggs, which were cold. It's been 23 days. I was going to give up and boot her off the eggs tonight and get her back to laying eggs.

    My boy just called and said, "Dad, there's chirping under midnight..."

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    Marty
     
  2. Uppity Peon

    Uppity Peon Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. PacsMan

    PacsMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, so mamma hasn't moved enough so I can check the first chick out, and I'm thinking I ought to just leave her alone.

    I'm sure not all of them (any more of them?) are going to hatch. How long should I wait to remove the unhatched eggs?

    Marty
     
  4. Uppity Peon

    Uppity Peon Chillin' With My Peeps

    You dont want to make her sit too long. It's already been 3 weeks, right? Candle the eggs and if you think some are about to hatch, give her a few days tops.
     

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