On Lockdown With Second Egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by citychickinthecountry, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. citychickinthecountry

    citychickinthecountry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 14, 2009
    Gainesville, Florida
    Mama hen (Buttercup) hatched one egg last Saturday, and now the second one is about due to hatch. Here's hoping! [​IMG]

    I candled the egg last night (just before lockdown) and I see a big mass, but no movement. Eeep. Then again, the chick would be rather large at this point.

    If would love for this one to hatch too, but I have a bad feeling that Buttercup didn't get it enough nesting time. We'll see.

    The last egg piped at 19 days and hatched at 20, so I hope this one does the same. That means it will hopefully pip tomorrow!!

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by