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Not sure how long Broody hen had been sitting.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sjcross, May 16, 2016.

  1. sjcross

    sjcross New Egg

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    Have a broody hen she has been sitting for a little over a week since I got home but I was gone for a couple weeks prior and not sure how long she has been sitting... How can I tell how long before hatching?
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    You can try candling the eggs and comparing them to a candling chart to see how far along they are. Here's a chart:

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