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

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by briter30, Jun 1, 2012.

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  3. 22

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  4. 23

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  5. 24

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  6. 25-26

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  1. briter30

    briter30 Chirping

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    May 15, 2011
    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?
     
  2. Soap Junkie

    Soap Junkie In the Brooder

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    I am on my first broody hen so I will let you know! We are due June 10th.
     
  3. michiele

    michiele Songster

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    Jun 29, 2011
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    This is my first broody hen too. We are on day 19....
     
  4. Mommy2Blaze

    Mommy2Blaze Songster

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    Mar 25, 2011
    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.
     
  5. peepmommy

    peepmommy Songster

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    Today is 21 for us and NOTHING!! [​IMG] Just hoping they are going to make it!! [​IMG]
     
  6. Mommy2Blaze

    Mommy2Blaze Songster

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    Mar 25, 2011
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    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.


    [​IMG]
     
  7. briter30

    briter30 Chirping

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    Good news! We have had 5 hatch in the late of day 21 and into the night of day 22!
     
  8. Donna5

    Donna5 In the Brooder

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    Feb 18, 2011
    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![​IMG]
     
  9. peepmommy

    peepmommy Songster

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    Feb 15, 2012
    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! [​IMG] I'm just hoping for one baby!!!
     
  10. briter30

    briter30 Chirping

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    May 15, 2011
    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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