POLL: What is the most number of days it has taken to hatch an egg under broody hen?

What is the most days it has taken to hatch an egg under a broody hen?

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  • 21

    Votes: 1 25.0%
  • 22

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  • 23

    Votes: 1 25.0%
  • 24

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  • 25-26

    Votes: 1 25.0%
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  • Total voters
    4

briter30

Chirping
8 Years
May 15, 2011
137
0
99
I have 8 eggs sitting under a broody hen. I am on day 21 and am seeing no progress as far as noise and pipping. I candled them all on day 20 while the mom was off the nest and saw that 5 of the 8 were moving. From personal experience,I was wondering what is the longest it has taken for a broody hen to hatch an egg?
 

Mommy2Blaze

Songster
8 Years
Mar 25, 2011
157
1
103
Dalton, GA
We are on our first and second broody. Tomorrow would be day 21 and today we have 3 pips and one almost all the way zipped. Nothing from the others and I did not candle them at all. Our second broody is set to hatch on the 11th.
 

peepmommy

Songster
7 Years
Feb 15, 2012
280
2
126
Today is 21 for us and NOTHING!!
Just hoping they are going to make it!!
 

Mommy2Blaze

Songster
8 Years
Mar 25, 2011
157
1
103
Dalton, GA
We have 3 chicks now. One I had to help, the white membrane was dried and had it stuck so I wet it and chipped some shell away and it finally broke free. It is the one on the left, it had just broken out.


 

briter30

Chirping
8 Years
May 15, 2011
137
0
99
Good news! We have had 5 hatch in the late of day 21 and into the night of day 22!
 

Donna5

In the Brooder
8 Years
Feb 18, 2011
50
0
29
Wadsworth, IL
Tomorrow is day 21. I have 6 silkie eggs under my only silkie. This is our first hatching and we are all so excited...maybe I should candle and check it out. I was fearful that she wouldn't want me touching her eggs like they say wild birds do! Is there anything I should do once they hatch? They are seperated from the rest of the flock in the silkie condo!
 

peepmommy

Songster
7 Years
Feb 15, 2012
280
2
126
Congrats on all the babies! I checked under my hen today (no chicks) and when she settled back on the I heard a *POP*!!! After getting rid of the egg, she then ate the left over goo!
I'm just hoping for one baby!!!
 

briter30

Chirping
8 Years
May 15, 2011
137
0
99
I am so happy for you! I just checked outside again and I have ANOTHER chick...that makes 6 chicks so far! The first one hatched about 18 hours ago.
 

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