Over due date

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by genie001, May 5, 2017.

  1. genie001

    genie001 New Egg

    May 5, 2017
    My bantam layed two egg's and already hatched, my other big hen's laid there egg's, not sure on when they really layed them, I'm guessing on the date, but today make's the 22nd day, I did check the egg's with a flashlight and it's completely dark inside of the egg, should I worry now?
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC. I'd suggest waiting another couple of days before discarding the eggs. Momma may still persist with sitting, but that won't help the existing chicks. Alternatively, she will decide to stop sitting and start teaching her chicks about life [​IMG] You can also ask your question on this thread - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...ody-hen-hatch-a-long-and-informational-thread

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread#post_3239224

    All the best
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under genie01 [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received links to some good starting points and some great advice, I will just wish you all the best.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]

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