Overdue silkies

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by amberJala, Apr 6, 2017.

  1. amberJala

    amberJala New Egg

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    We have silkie/bantam eggs we ordered online, sitting under our broody hen. I candled them on day 26 and thought I saw slight movement. It's day 28 and nothing has hatched. What could this mean? Judging by what I've researched, they should've hatched a week ago.
     
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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    Unfortunately they have probably died :( A week late is very late, and under a broody they usually always hatch on time if they're going to hatch.
     
  3. amberJala

    amberJala New Egg

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    Thank you. That makes me so sad. I hope there was nothing I should've done differently. In the future, is there something I can do if the chicks are not hatching on their own on time?
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  4. cabincreations

    cabincreations Out Of The Brooder

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    Shipped eggs are a real challenge...try getting some eggs closer to you if you can. The odds are much better.
     
  5. amberJala

    amberJala New Egg

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    Thank you for the advice. [​IMG]
     
  6. indian17runner

    indian17runner New Egg

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    My silkies took there time none were on time
     

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