put eggs under broody - when will they hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Misfit Farm, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. Misfit Farm

    Misfit Farm Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought 14 Marans eggs to put under my broody hens. The eggs arrived in perfect shape yesterday. I let them rest for 24 hours and put them under the broody hens tonight. I know it takes 21 days for them to hatch but does today count as day 1? Or is tomorrow day 1? I put them under the hens at about 6:00 PM tonight if that makes a difference. Thanks.

    Jen
     
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2011
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    Tomorrow is day 1. Count 21 days from today. And it can take a day or 2 longer with broodies if it's cool out and a day or 2 quicker if it's hot.
     
  3. Misfit Farm

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    Thanks. I want to candle them, when should I do that? Thanks again.

    Jen
     

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